Donner Authors Article for Law360 on the PTAB’s Discretion to Hear IPRs

By: Irah H. Donner
– Law360

Intellectual property protection and enforcement partner Irah Donner wrote an article for Law360 on the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s recent decision to designate several opinions as precedential or informative with respect to inter partes reviews under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. In this article, Donner notes that these decisions add “clarity regarding the board’s discretion in deciding whether or not to institute review” and are “sending a clear message that the board is becoming increasingly stricter in instituting inter partes review in situations involving multiple petitions, multiple arguments and/or previously presented arguments or prior art.”

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