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July PTAB data and analysis: Filing falls, motion to amend granted on remand, Federal Circuit reverses amendment, sovereign immunity applied for third time

Michael Loney, New York


139 Patent Trial and Appeal Board petitions were filed in July. The month also included the Board granting a motion to amend on remand, the Federal Circuit vacating a granted motion to amend, and sovereign immunity as a defence to an IPR being applied for the third time

Petition filing at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) fell to 139 petitions in July, down greatly from 206 petitions in June and below the monthly average of 167.4 petitions for the year so far.

PTAB IPR total July 2017

PTAB CBM PGR 2017

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