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Record PTAB year ends with 1,681 petitions filed

Michael Loney, New York

December was the second busiest month of 2014 for filings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and rounded out a record year. The month also included a patent owner being sanctioned for the first time, after an offensive image of a judge was put online

According to figures released by the USPTO, a total of 2,587 PTAB petitions had been filed by the end of 2014 since they became available in September 2012. This consisted of 2,299 inter partes review (IPR) petitions, 277 covered business...

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