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Drug Patent Challenges At PTAB By The Numbers

By Matthew Bultman (June 21, 2018, 9:04 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has not been the graveyard for drug patents that some might expect as it's been invalidating these patents at virtually the same rate as district courts, according to a new study that challenges some of the conventional wisdom about the PTAB.

The analysis, conducted by attorneys at Ropes & Gray LLP, looked at all America Invents Act reviews involving patents for approved drug products through May 1. It also considered district court decisions in lawsuits over generic drugs during roughly the same time.

Here are some of the big takeaways.

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