Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) offers an attractive option for parties seeking to challenge the validity of issued US patents, while affording substantive and procedural rights previously limited to patent litigation in the courts.
WilmerHale's Intellectual Property Practice hosts a five-part webinar series, during which attorneys will provide strategic guidance on the implication of IPR changes andhow they affect your business.
In the first session, Intellectual Property Partners Michael Diener and Dominic Massa discussed strategic considerations during the petition phase of an IPR, including claim construction issues, selecting prior art for the IPR petition, choosing between anticipation or obviousness grounds, and the role of experts at the petition phase. They also provide some lessons learned from their review of petitions that the PTAB has denied over the last 18 months.
CLE credit will be offered.