Microsoft, Ford Tell Congress PTAB Denials 'Degrade' IPRs

By Dani Kass (October 9, 2020, 10:20 PM EDT) -- Ford Motor Co., Microsoft, Verizon and more than 50 other companies have asked Congress to investigate the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's increasing use of discretion to deny instituting inter partes reviews, saying the agency's actions "degrade IPR proceedings" and encourage abusive patent litigation....

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