The widespread use of post-issuance patent reviews by big tech companies has been one of the defining IP trends of the last three years in the US. As they have defended themselves in cases where they are accused of infringement, so the likes of Google, Apple and Samsung have fought back using the new procedures at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to undermine claims in their accusers’ patents. The slew of reviews that Apple has filed against Smartflash Technologies, an NPE which recently won a $530 million damages award against the Cupertino-based tech company, is a case in point.

Want to read more?

Register to access two of our subscriber-only articles per month

Subscribe for unlimited access to articles, in-depth analysis and research from the IAM experts

Already registered? Log in

What our customers are saying

Straight talk on key IP issues, IAM aims to provide executive managers with the business perspective that often gets lost in technical jargon and legal details.

Gene Potkay
Senior vice president of intellectual property
The Nielsen Company


Subscribe to receive access to the full range of premium business intelligence, insights and analysis, as well as our IP directories, guides and daily news.

Why subscribe?