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Re: Patent 6779477
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A patent granted on incorrect research isn't valid anyway if someone chose to fight it.

Unfortunately, invalidating a inappropriately granted patent is not easy. Or, more specifically it is not cheap.

Last I knew a Inter Partes patent reexamination costs almost $30,000. This is a review of the patent involving someone other than the original patent holder. There are some new patent laws that include a Post Grant Review which may change this.

It is easiest to oppose a silly patent before it has been granted. Once a patent has been awarded, there is a 1 year period where reexamination is still fairly straightforward. After that it gets more involved and expensive.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reexamination

A creditable threat of successful reexamination may be enough to make the problem go away.

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