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Top 5 Mistakes in IPR Petition Drafting

Avoid These Litigation Inspired Drafting Errors One of the biggest misconceptions about the new patentability challenges of the America Invents Act (AIA) is the notion that these administrative trial proceedings are somehow analogous to district court litigation — nothing could be further from...

Discovery in IPR Proceedings, Much Ado About Nothing

Expectations of Significant PTAB Discovery Practices Prove Misguided When discussing Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings at CLE events, I am always fascinated by the degree of interest in PTAB discovery procedures. Parties to an Inter Parties Review (IPR) proceeding may obtain what...

Patent Reexamination Speed Presents New Opportunity

Improved Speed For Overlooked Post-Grant Patent Options Once upon a time, patent reexamination was the only mechanism to challenge a U.S. patent at the USPTO. First introduced as an ex parte proceeding in the 1980s, patent reexamination was expanded to include an inter partes option in 1999. Thereafter...