• Intervening Rights and Invalidity—Argument Estoppel in Litigation After Patent Reexamination
  • January 10, 2012 | Author: Don Tiller
  • Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP - Dallas Office
  • The Federal Circuit recently resolved two issues of first impression as to how patent reexamination proceedings affect related patent infringement litigation. These two cases, Marine Polymer and Bettcher Industries, are likely to have a significant impact on both litigation and reexamination-proceeding practices, as well as the strategic interplay between them.