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Media Mention

Dorothy Whelan Quoted in Law360 Article, "Life After 5: Issues Facing The PTAB"

September 14, 2017

Media Mention

Dorothy Whelan Quoted in Law360 Article, "Life After 5: Issues Facing The PTAB"

September 14, 2017

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Dorothy Whelan (Principal, Co-chair of Fish’s Post-Grant Practice) was quoted in the Law360 article, “Life After 5: Issues Facing The PTAB,” on September 13, 2017.

“I think patent owners would still like to level the playing field more, perhaps by giving them a sur-reply as a matter of right,” said Dorothy Whelan, co-chair of the post-grant practice group at Fish & Richardson PC.

With respect to the latter, Whelan said that when the decision turns on a legal issue — like sovereign immunity, for instance — it might be attractive for some to have a court to be able to review the board’s determination, which right now is generally not an option.

“That’s one topic that I know has been floated,” Whelan said.

To read the full article, click here.

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