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AIA Review Denials Don't Always Free Patent Owners

Law360, New York (April 9, 2015, 8:12 PM EDT) -- Persuading the Patent Trial and Appeal Board not to institute an America Invents Act review feels like a victory for patentees, but the AIA sometimes allows accused infringers to keep filing new petitions on the same patent, leaving some patent owners worried about facing an unending stream of challenges.

Filing multiple petitions challenging a patent in inter partes review, the most common type of AIA proceeding, is difficult because the law mandates that petitions be filed within a year of when the petitioner was accused of...
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