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O’Melveny’s Snyder Quoted in Daily Journal on Patent Re-examinations

April 18, 2012

The Daily Journal’s April 18, 2012, “Patent Re-examinations Gain Popularity, Despite their Risks,” talks about an increasing trend of defense attorneys asking that patents be re-evaluated before a case goes to trial. "I anticipate re-examination will be a standard weapon in any defense attorney's arsenal," O’Melveny & Myers’ Darin W. Snyder said in the article. "It's a way of putting additional pressure on the plaintiff." The article listed the benefits and pitfalls of this tactic for defense attorneys, including a stronger position for plaintiffs whose patents are found legitimate to a complete invalidation of a patent before a trial.