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University patents now immune to inter partes review: Will business come calling?

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State colleges and universities recently received a potential increase in the value of their patent portfolios in the form of a ruling from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The January 25 decision confirmed that state sovereign immunity applies to patents held by state universities. READ MORE

Post-grant review, continued: Inter partes, covered business methods

Jason Schwent, CIPP/US September 2, 2014
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Undertaking a post-grant review is not something to be taken lightly. But these vehicles do provide significant advantages. They provide a venue with patent expertise. They come with a lower burden of proof. And they do, in most circumstances, provide the best opportunity available for invalidating patents. READ MORE