January 17, 2019
Is IPR Invalidation Better Than Court?

Is IPR A Better Option Than Fighting for Invalidation of a Patent in Court?

When it comes to seeking the invalidation of an issued patent, many find themselves weighing their legal options. There are two main options when trying to invalidate a patent – either through a post-allowance grant review process, such as Inter […]
December 3, 2018
IPR Decision

What Happens After An IPR Decision?

With all the discussion about the potential usefulness of Inter Partes Review (IPR) petitions as a way to seek the invalidation of a patent, petitioners often get excited about getting the IPR process started without having much of an understanding […]
October 29, 2018

IPR Can Be Expensive, But Can Be Worth It

One of the most daunting aspects of an Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceeding at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) is the high cost. But the cost of an IPR often pales in comparison to the potential high and […]
September 4, 2018

Who Can Use Inter Partes Review?

Ever since its introduction in 2012 with the enactment of the America Invents Act, Inter Partes Review (IPR) petitions have been a popular alternative, or tangential proceeding, to litigation in the Courts. IPRs are used to challenge the validity of […]
August 7, 2018

Using IPR to Invalidate Competitors’ Patents

IPR is a highly effective and relatively quick path for parties who are seeking to invalidate a patent that was issued by the USPTO. It could be that the patent in question poses a barrier to entry in a market […]
June 11, 2018

Are There Time Restrictions on When Someone Can Initiate an Inter Partes Review?

Just like any other aspect of filing a patent application or a petition with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), there are certain timing restrictions that apply to the process of petitioning the Patent Trial and Appeal Board […]
March 1, 2018

What Is Inter Partes Review For Patents and Why Can It Be Useful?

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is not an infallible government entity, and from time to time the Patent Office might make a mistake by granting a patent in error. When this happens, while the patent holder might […]