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The STRONGER Patents Act of 2019: Weakening Post-Grant Proceedings

By Joshua Rich — The sponsors of the STRONGER Patents Act of 2019[1] — introduced to the Senate on Wednesday — may be from both political parties,[2] but they share one clear trait: they hate what post-grant proceedings have done to patent litigation. So they introduced a bill that would roll back the availability, attractiveness, and effectiveness not only of inter partes review and post-grant review, but also the availability and attractiveness of ex parte reexamination. The bill also seeks to supplant state anti-troll laws through specific federal unfair trade practices provisions directed at “targeting rogue and opaque letters” that…

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