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 […]
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