Privity And Strategic Considerations In PTAB Trials

Law360, New York (March 28, 2014, 12:41 PM EDT) -- The creation of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a forum for hearing challenges to the validity of issued patents has attracted significant interest from litigants and patent practitioners. In the first 16 months of the availability of this forum, the PTAB has received over 950 petitions seeking to initiate patent invalidation proceedings.[1] However, proceeding in this new forum can pose somewhat-hidden challenges to parties associated with patent litigation.

Each of the new PTAB trial proceedings relating to...
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