How to succeed at every stage of an inter partes review

By Amy Simpson and Steve Chiang

Inter partes reviews continue to have a huge impact on patent litigation in the United States. Understanding the best routes to success at each stage of a review is crucial for petitioners and patent owners alike

In the five years since they were established, inter partes reviews have caused a dramatic shift in the way that patent disputes are litigated – and settled. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) is now the most popular venue for litigating patent disputes in the United States, and inter partes reviews are a common first step in many litigations. As the America Invents Act celebrates its fifth birthday, the inter partes review process remains an essential weapon in the arsenal of an accused infringer.

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