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...
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...
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...