5 Tips For Saving Patents From The PTAB's Ax

Law360, New York (August 15, 2014, 8:33 PM EDT) -- Most of the patents reviewed by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to date have been invalidated, but a handful have survived what has become a harrowing process for patent owners.

Here, attorneys who have successfully defended patents before the board share their strategies for keeping patents alive:

Put Your Best Foot Forward in the Preliminary Response

Once an accused infringer or other challenger files a petition seeking to invalidate a patent, the patent owner has the option of filing a preliminary response before the board decides whether to institute a review. In just about every case, the patent owner should...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Beta
Ask a question!