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Chief Judge Michel calls for inequitable conduct review

James Nurton, Washington DC

Chief Judge Paul Michel of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit appealed to patent practitioners to help the Court clarify the doctrine of inequitable conduct in a speech on Thursday

He was responding to criticisms of the interpretation of the doctrine and some calls for reform, raised during a session at the AIPLA Annual Meeting in Washington DC.

Speaking on a panel alongside experienced IP litigators, Michel said the issue...

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