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Two Years Later: Observations From the Second Year of Contested Proceedings at the USPTO

  • 10.23.14
  • Deborah A. Sterling & Jon E. Wright
  • Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox

September 16, 2014 marked the two-year anniversary of the implementation of the America Invents Act (AIA), and with it, Inter Partes Review (IPR) and Covered Business Method (CBM) proceedings. With two years of hindsight and experience in all facets of patent office litigation, the authors deliver useful insights on how these proceedings – specifically IPRs – are conducted at the PTAB.

Deborah A. Sterling, Ph.D. and Jon E. Wright authored this report featuring statistics, observations, and insights drawn from the first two years of contested proceedings at the PTAB.

To read the full report, download the attached PDF.

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