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Post-Grant Reviews To Grow In Number, But As A Niche Tool

Law360, New York (May 18, 2017, 5:27 PM EDT) -- Attorneys expect the number of petitions challenging patents under the America Invents Act's post-grant review program to shoot up from the few dozen filed to date, but even with the anticipated increase, the program won't rival popular and less restrictive inter partes reviews.

Over 6,100 petitions challenging patents in inter partes reviews had been filed through the beginning of April, compared to only 51 post-grant review petitions, according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

That may seem like a major discrepancy given the wider array...
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