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Another Possible Battleground for Defending University Intellectual Property - Inter Partes Review

by Scott D. Marty, J.D., Ph.D. Over the last several months, universities and technology transfer programs have increasingly become the target of petitions for Inter Partes Review (IPR) filings. Effective September 16, 2012, IPR proceedings allow parties to challenge the validity of an issued...

Medical Technology Patents at the PTAB

IPR…Not Just For Trolls With Congress on the verge of passing still more legislation directed at alleviating the dreaded “patent troll” problem, perhaps Congress should pause to consider what has already been accomplished over the last 18+ months. As pointed at by Gene Quinn at...

PTAB Institution Rate Dips Into 60% Range

Past Three Months of PTAB Statistics Tell A Different Story Last week, I explained that the institution rate of PTAB trials in Inter Partes Review (IPR) and Covered Business Method (CBM) proceedings had dropped, on average, by roughly 10 percentage points in the past year . However, the averaging...