Are Continuation Patents Still Viable After a Parent is Cancelled?
Patent families are formed of multiple continuation/divisional filings stemming from the same disclosure. Typically, continuation patents present marginally different claim sets. An age old prosecution strategy is to keep a continuation pending to adapt claim sets in an iterative fashion to competitor designs. But what is the impact of the PTAB cancellation of a parent patent’s claims on such pending continuations? Continue Reading Patent Family Viability After a PTAB Loss?