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PTAB round-up: April filing slumps to lowest level for a year

Michael Loney, New York


IPR filing so far in 2017 is up on last year, but CBM and PGR filing are both down. Michael Loney analyses Patent Trial and Appeal Board petition activity in April, and highlights a rare instance of the ITC taking notice of PTAB institution decisions

The 121 Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) petitions filed in April was the lowest since the 118 in March last year.

This follows a record quarter for filing at the start of this year, with 246 petitions filed in...


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