Monthly Archives: July 2014

PTAB Grants a Patent Owner’s Request to Amend

By Reza Mollaaghababa and Anthony Pisano In an Inter Partes review (IPR) proceeding before the PTAB, a patent owner is not automatically afforded the right to amend the challenged claims. Rather, the patent owner has a burden of establishing that … Continue reading

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If at First You Don’t Succeed: File, File And File Again

By Tom Engellenner Petitioners seeking to invalidate patents via the new AIA inter partes review (“IPR”) proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) appear to be increasingly willing to file multiple petitions against the same patent. In several … Continue reading

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