What We've Learned From PTAB Decisions On Institution

Law360, New York (October 10, 2013, 2:59 PM EDT) -- This is the third article in WilmerHale’s series of inter partes review-focused analyses, which follows Vic Souto’s piece on “How PTAB Applies 'Interests Of Justice' Discovery Standard,” and Heather Schafroth’s article “The Intersection Of District Court And Inter Partes Review.”

One aspect of the America Invents Act, signed into law in September 2011, provides an ability to challenge the validity of issued patents through a contentious proceeding at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.[1] Two proceedings, inter partes review and transitional covered business methods, have been...
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