Boston partner Edward Naughton authored, “New Patent Office Rule Creates Unpredictability in Patent Challenge,” published in Bloomberg Law. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s recently adopted rule makes it harder to invalidate low-quality patents. Edward explains how the rule runs contrary to the purpose of inter partes review and will make this litigation alternative slower and less predictable.

“Four of the biggest technology companies in Silicon Valley sued the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office days before the Labor Day weekend. Apple, Cisco, Google, and Intel filed the lawsuit to block the USPTO from adopting a new rule that will make it much harder for an accused infringer to challenge a patent.”

Read the full Bloomberg Law article here.