In this issue:

- IPR Spotlight Series: Preparing and Filing a Petition

- AIA Trials By Fire: How to Protect Your Patent Portfolio Against PTAB "Death Squads"

- Should I Stay or Should I Go [to the PTAB] Now? Stays of Litigation Pending Inter Partes Review Likely to Increase

- Open for Business: The PTO Offers a Fast and Low-Cost Shot at Invalidating Business Method Patents

- First Design Patent Falls Victim to Inter Partes Review

- AIA Statistics: A Closer Look at the Outcome of AIA Trials Based on the Year of Patent Issue

- Announcements and Events

- Excerpt from Open for Business: The PTO Offers a Fast and Low-Cost:

Shot at Invalidating Business Method Patents Business method patents exploded in the mid-1990s, leaving companies vulnerable to patents that many felt never should have been issued. The expense of litigation and the high hurdle to invalidating issued patents caused many companies to pay license fees rather than wage pyrrhic legal battles. But the good times for business method patentees may be ending.

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Topics:  America Invents Act, Covered Business Method Patents, Design Patent, Inter Partes Review Proceedings, IPR, Patent Portfolios, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Patents, USPTO

Published In: Civil Procedure Updates, Intellectual Property Updates

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