Inter-Partes Review (IPR) was designed to be a cost-effective alternative to litigation. Legislative history states that the IPR process “will allow invalid patents that were mistakenly issued by the USPTO to be fixed in their life, before they disrupt an entire industry or result in expensive litigation.” 157 Cong. Rec. S1326 (daily ed. Mar. 7, 2011) (statement of Sen. Sessions). With an expedited schedule, individuals can expect a final written decision within 12-18 months.
In the first part of a two part episode, partner David C. Gryce speaks with partners Imran Khaliq and Pamela Fulmer on details of Inter-Partes Review including discussions on filing requirements, standards for granting IPRs, types of discovery, amending claims, and more. To watch the video, click the link below.
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