September proved to be a record month for post-issuance trial filings before the PTAB. The PTAB received 73 petitions for IPR, and 8 petitions for CBM review. And, it looks like the trend will continue, with 43 petitions for IPR and nine petitions for CBM being filed in the first two weeks of October. The PTAB has received a total of 574 petitions for IPR since September 16, 2012, a rate of almost 10.4 per week. Thus, the number of petitions for IPR has relatively consistently increased month-to-month. The number of post- issuance trials filed per month is reflected in the table below. The data for October is current through October 11, 2013.
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