Settlement of an IPR Proceeding Does Not Necessarily Stop Review the Patent

By Reza Mollaaghababa In an inter partes review (IPR) proceeding, a petitioner challenging a patent and the respective patent owner can reach a settlement and request that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) terminate the proceeding.  In particular, Section 317(a) of the America Invents Act (AIA) states that an IPR “… shall be terminated … Continue reading Settlement of an IPR Proceeding Does Not Necessarily Stop Review the Patent