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Patents & IP: Patents ~ Challenges to Validity
Free Extracts from the Patents & Intellectual Property Course
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  • Video ~ Inter-Parte Review
Video explains how the Inter Partes Review process of the United States Patent and Trademark Office works.

  • Video ~ What is Prior Art?
Prior art constitutes all information that has been made available to the public in any form before a given date that might be relevant to a patent's claims of originality.

In this article, you will get acquainted with the following trial proceedings conducted by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office: “Inter Partes Review” , “Post Grant Review”, “Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents”, and “Derivation Proceeding”.

News story explains how a hedge fund manager attempted to reduce the stock price of drug companies by invalidating their patents through the inter-parte review process.

This article discusses various reasons why a patent can be invalidated

This continued study of inter partes review (IPR) as a potentially cost-effective alternative or adjunct to district court litigation shows that IPRs are relatively cheap per petition--but single-petition IPR strategies are not always sufficient. Multi-petition strategies, on the other hand, can cost millions. Whether IPR is a cost-effective strategy to deal with a patent assertion or an expensive detour depends on the chosen strategy and the circumstances of the campaign.

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