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Trends begin to emerge in USPTO post grant systems

Eileen McDermott, New York

As of February 22, there have been 142 petitions for inter partes review (IPR) and 15 petitions for post grant review of covered business methods (CBM) filed at the USPTO – but how are they being decided? And what effect have they had on litigation? Eileen McDermott investigates

Most early-filed IPR and CBM petitions, which the USPTO began accepting on September 16 last year, have been instituted and some have been rejected, but many more have received some combination of the two rulings, which practitioners say could have...

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