TechPats Builds Experience for Inter Partes Review With Patent Trials and Appeals Board (PTAB)

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In view of recent law changes by the America Invents Act of 2011, TechPats has built an experienced team to handle Inter Partes Reviews with the Patent Trials and Appeals Board. The TechPats’ experts and analysts are positioned to become true IP partners with attorneys, corporations, and investors.

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Our biggest differentiator in Inter Partes Review cases lies in the experience and knowledge of our experts and their intimate involvement in the shaping of positions taken.

The America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA) created numerous administrative trials and proceedings that are beneficial for the defense and monetization of patents. Along with litigation support, ex-parte re-examination, post grant reviews, and derivation proceedings, TechPats has built an experienced team to bring the technological expertise and patent savviness necessary for optimal outcomes.

An Inter Partes Review (IPR) is a Patent Trials and Appeal Board (PTAB) trial used to challenge a patent’s validity based on prior art made up of solely patents and printed publications (http://www.techpats.com/litigation-support/inter-partes-review/). Since its inception in September 2012, IPRs have been largely used as a defense tactic to stall infringement litigation proceedings. A statistically high percentage of petitions for IPR have been granted, which can be alarming for patent owners.

However, when defending a patent claim against IPR, the defendant simply has to demonstrate that the petitioner and PTAB have not properly demonstrated that prior art renders the patent claim obvious. Similar to patent infringement trials, PTAB proceedings often come down to which party has the best experts on their side.

According to Marketing Manager Chris Detore, “much like a claim chart can be the cornerstone of patent infringement cases (http://www.techpats.com/litigation-support/ip-claim-defense/), validity/invalidity charts are often the best way for us to compare and contrast the claim elements with the alleged prior art. Our biggest differentiator in IPR cases lies in the experience and knowledge of our experts and their intimate involvement in the shaping of positions taken.”

The America Invents Act changed the rules by which companies need to operate. As such, attorneys, corporations, and investors have had to modify and adapt their intellectual property strategies (http://www.techpats.com/litigation-support/). With the addition of inter partes review, ex-parte re-examination, derivation proceedings, and post grant review services, TechPats’ experts and analysts are positioned to become true IP partners with their clients.

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