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Steve Zeller Quoted in Law360 Story on Patent Quality

July 21, 2016

Steve Zeller, Chicago-based member in Dykema’s Intellectual Property Department, was quoted in the Law360 article, “GAO Proposals To Boost Patent Quality Met With Skepticism.”

The article discusses the U.S. Government Accountability Office's (GAO) reports that poor-quality patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are fueling patent litigation, but also points out that attorneys question that premise and argued the GAO's recommendations would likely do little to improve patent quality. 

Zeller highlights that the report's focus on patent litigation over last several years ignores that many of the patents that are at the center of litigation that critics of nonpracticing entities have called frivolous were issued over a decade ago at the height of the online boom.

Subscribers to Law360 can read the entire article here.