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PTAB round-up: filing slumps; tribal immunity briefs filed; Oil States and SAS argued; Aqua Products guidance issued; new remand procedures outlined

Michael Loney, New York


November PTAB news included the lowest petition filing since January 2016, oral arguments at the Supreme Court, amicus briefing on whether tribal ownership immunises a patent from IPR challenges, guidance on motions to amend, new procedures for remands from the Federal Circuit, and an increase in fees

In November, 112 Patent Trial and Appeal Board petitions were filed. This consisted of 109 inter partes review (IPR), one covered business method (CBM) and two post-grant review (PGR) petitions.

This is the lowest monthly filing figure so far this...


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