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Publications
  • 10.2017
    Inter Partes Review Proceedings: A Fifth Anniversary Report

    IPR@5

    An In-Depth Look at Factors Affecting Your IPR Strategy
    Fifth anniversaries are milestone occasions. Following our prior reports marking the passage of three and four years of inter partes review practice, we proudly offer this year’s report, Inter Partes Review Proceedings: A Fifth Anniversary Report.
  • 06.29.2017
    Estoppel: Putting a Stop to Repeat Offenders
    Articles
    The 2011 America Invents Act (AIA) brought post-grant oppositions to the US patent system. These proceedings are referred to as inter partes review (IPR), post-grant review (PGR) and covered business method review (CBM). The desire was to create faster and less expensive alternative pathways for challenging patents using the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as the forum.
  • 12.06.2016
    Best Practices for IPR Proceedings and Real Party in Interest
    Articles

    World IP Review

    As set forth in part 1 of this article, the question of how a real party in interest (RPI) to an inter partes review (IPR) is determined has presented challenges and uncertainties for litigants.
  • 11.08.2016
    Real Parties in Interest: Proceed with Caution
    Articles

    World IP Review

    Since the adoption of the America Invents Act and the institution of the inter partes review (IPR) proceeding, the question of how a real party in interest to an IPR is defined has presented challenges for petitioners and opportunities for patent owners.
  • 09.2016
    Inter Partes Review Proceedings: A Fourth Anniversary Report

    IPR@4

    An In-Depth Look at Factors Affecting Your IPR Strategy

    Perkins Coie is marking the fourth anniversary of inter partes review (IPR) with a report focused on the changes and progress of IPR proceedings, particularly since September 2015. As IPR proceedings have become more familiar during the past four years, growing clarity on many issues has resulted from decisions by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court. Click here to read the full report.

  • 09.2015
    Inter Partes Review Proceedings: A Third Anniversary Report

    IPR@3
    A Look Into IPR Statistics and Their Impact on IPR Strategy

    When inter partes review (IPR) proceedings became effective in September 2012, few people would have predicted the transformative effect it would have on patents and the litigation landscape.  Three years in, IPR has become the preferred procedure for challenging the validity of a patent.  Read the full report.
  • 09.15.2015
    PTAB Kill Rates: How IPRs Are Affecting Patents
    Articles
    While the America Invents Act’s introduction of inter partes review proceedings was intended to strengthen the quality of issued patents, no one could have predicted how quickly IPRs would become a mainstay defensive tactic in U.S. patent litigation.
  • 06.19.2015
    Change in How PTAB Interprets a Crucial Requirement for Initial Petitions for IPRs and CBMs
    Articles
    The U.S. Patent Office’s Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) has recently changed the way it interprets a crucial requirement for initial petitions for Inter Partes and Covered Business Method Reviews.
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Presentations
  • 03.15.2016
    Speaking Engagements

    Moderator
    Managing IP U.S. PTAB Forum / Palo Alto, CA

  • 02.23.2016
    Speaking Engagements
    LexMachina Webcast
  • 10.05.2015
    Speaking Engagements
    Panelist

    Momentum’s 3rd IP Counsel Exchange On Post‐Grant Patent Challenges at the PTAB: A Strategic Guide to Effectively Challenging or Defending Patent Validity at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board / San Jose, CA

  • 07.30.2015
    Speaking Engagements
    Panelist
    Strafford Webinar
  • 03.30.2015
    Speaking Engagements
    Panelist
    Momentum’s 2nd IP Counsel Exchange on Post-Grant Patent Challenges: A Strategic Guide to Effectively Challenging or Defending Patent Validity at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board / San Jose, CA