December 23, 2013

“Popularity of Inter Partes Review Process Growing,” Detroit Legal News, December 19, 2013

“The number of IPR filings has steadily increased over the past year — from around six a week to around 14 a week, and to over 25 a week in October and November,” he says.

The popularity is due in large part to the fact that almost all  — roughly 88 percent  — are instituted by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), he explains.

“In other words, 88 percent of the time, the PTAB finds a patent challenger has sufficiently established there is a ‘reasonable likelihood’ that at least one challenged claim is un-patentable.”

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