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Inter Partes Review, Developments And Procedures


April 15, 2015

Inter partes review is a streamlined U.S. Patent and Trademark Office procedure that was implemented by the America Invents Act. It allows a challenge to patents by a party that is not the patent owner and has not previously filed a civil action challenging the validity of a claim. IPRs have proven to be the best and most cost-effective way to invalidate a competitive patent, but filing an IPR petition does carry risks. Attorneys from McAndrews, Held & Malloy consider the pluses and minuses of this increasingly popular procedure.

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