What We've Learned From 9 Months Of Inter Partes Reviews

Law360, New York (July 9, 2013, 12:57 PM EDT) -- Bold predictions that inter partes review would change the face of patent litigation forever appear to be coming true. Just nine months after the first inter partes review was filed, on Sept. 16, 2012, almost 300 petitions seeking IPR have been filed. While the U.S. Patent and Trademark office promulgated detailed rules, and even a trial practice guide, as Einstein said, "[t]he only source of knowledge is experience."

So, what has three quarters of a year of experience taught us? IPR has been accepted by the patent community — we are on pace for more than 400 petitions in fiscal year...

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