Weaponizing IPRs

September 22, 2019

Patent reform was heralded as a way to clean out bad patents and fight “patent trolls.” In 2011, Congress passed the America Invents Act (AIA) and thereby created a tribunal within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for evaluating challenges to patent validity called the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The PTAB and its proceedings (inter partes reviews, or IPRs, among others) were envisioned as an efficient vehicle for challenging the validity of issued patents. And in many ways, the PTAB has delivered on this promise.

©2019. Published in  Landslide, Vol. 12, No. 1, September/October 2019, by the American Bar Association.

The articles on our website include some of the publications and papers authored by our attorneys, both before and after they joined our firm. The content of these articles should not be taken as legal advice. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views or official position of Robins Kaplan LLP.


Related Publications

June 2020
Trade Secrets: Safe as Houses
Christopher Larus, David Prange, Alyssa Bixby-Lawson - Intellectual Property Magazine
June 4, 2020
May 6, 2020
Hatch-Waxman Litigation Venue Update Post-Google
Kelsey McElveen, Ellen Levish - Bloomberg Law
May 4, 2020
Explaining The Almost Unexplainable: Source Code Evidence At Trial
David Prange, Benjamen Linden - LegalTech News
April 7, 2020
Protecting Confidential Information When Sheltering in Place
David Prange, Chris Larus - Corporate Counsel
Back to Top