THE NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL TO PUBLISH ARTICLE BY JEFFREY A. SCHWAB, ESQ. ON PATENT VALIDITY CHALLENGES IN AN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SPECIAL REPORT
Posted on Mar 26, 2018 |News
New York, NY (March 26, 2018) – NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) is pleased to announce that an article written by Jeffrey A. Schwab, Esq. entitled, Arbitrate Without Losing the Inter Partes Review Option, will be published by the New York Law Journal as part of its Intellectual Property Special Report on Monday, March 26, 2018.
Jeffrey Schwab is a NAM neutral and leading patent attorney, specializing in all aspects of intellectual property, licensing and advertising law. For more than 40 years, he has been active in resolving numerous disputes involving patents, complex licensing, trademark rights, alleged trade secret violations and copyrights – including issues relating to the appropriate compensation for usage.
In the article, Mr. Schwab offers his insights on why the benefits of arbitration provisions in a patent license can be enhanced under the American Invents Act (AIA). His analysis explores the benefits to a licensee that can flow from arbitrating key issues other than validity, and avoid the onerous consequences that are often triggered under the terms of the license, if a validity challenge is made. Because the right to bring an IPR is not considered a litigation, which would otherwise place a one-year restriction on initiation of such an option, Mr. Schwab states “the licensee can defer the IPR validity challenge until after the arbitration on other issues is completed. Thus, the licensee can have it both ways – i.e., arbitrate non-validity issues, and only challenge validity if the arbitration decision is unsatisfactory.”
As a first chair litigator, Mr. Schwab has significant experience litigating patent, copyright, trademark, unfair practices, International Trade Commission proceedings and patent post-grant proceedings. Both as counsel and as a neutral, he has helped to fashion resolutions to complex matters.
Jeffrey A. Schwab, Esq. is available to arbitrate and mediate intellectual property cases throughout the United States.
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