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152) These new standards differ from the traditional standard for inter partes reexamination as well, which required that requests for reexamination raise "a substantial new question of patentability" affecting any claim of the patent.
with respect to inter partes reexamination proceedings.
While the California Court recently denied a request to stay these suits without prejudice to filing the request again, the stay has no impact upon the pending inter partes reexaminations in which the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") has rejected each of Ivera's patent claims for which reexamination was requested.
Symantec filed a third party request for Inter Partes Reexamination of all claims 1-55 of U.
253) This language is a holdover from inter partes reexamination (254) and has been discussed extensively by commentators.
There already exists an opportunity for inter partes reexamination that in some ways resembles adversarial trial proceedings.
The following factors and uncertainties, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements: Maxygen's ability or plans to commence or continue the development of MAXY-G34 for any indication and the timing and status of any such development; the potential utility of MAXY-G34 for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced neutropenia and/or ARS; the potential advantages of such product over existing or future products; the outcome of any appeal or further proceedings related to the inter partes reexamination of Amgen's U.
Nasdaq:MAXY), a biotechnology company, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has issued a Right of Appeal Notice in the inter partes reexamination proceeding for Amgen's U.
This decision should give chemical and pharmaceutical companies some level of confidence that inter partes reexamination can be effectively used to challenge patents.
and former Solicitor of Patents and Trademarks at the USPTO, has been an active voice in inter partes reexamination legislation reform.

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