Inter partes review (“IPR”) and covered business method review (“CBM”) became options for challenging issued patents under the America Invents Act on September 16, 2012. These proceedings are turning out to be even more popular than predicted. The decisions thus far appear to be demonstrating a pro-petitioner tendency. On April 15, 2014, the PTO held the first in a series of roundtables during which it supplied a multitude of statistics. The following is a roundup of statistics from the roundtable and other sources:

AIA Petitions Are Becoming Increasingly Popular -

AIA Petitions are very popular and becoming more popular every month. As of April 10, 2014, a total of 1,196 petitions had been filed. On average, over the year and a half since these petitions have been available, over 63 have been filed per month. And the rate of filing is increasing rapidly. In the first two weeks of April 2014, 76 petitions were filed.

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

Published In: Civil Procedure Updates, Intellectual Property Updates, Science, Computers & Technology Updates

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