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Almost a Year Later: IPR Filing and Technology Trends

Author: Adriana L. Burgy
Editor: Jeffrey A. Berkowitz

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As a follow-on to the blog post dated May 7, 2013, below is an updated snapshot of the IPR filings to-date. All data was retrieved from the Patent Review Processing System (PRPS) from September 16, 2012, to August 31, 2013 (including those dates), and encompasses filings that have and have not been instituted. Thus, the data presented below includes those filings with a status of pending, instituted, and not instituted.

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Supplemental Examination: What Do the Numbers Tell Us?

Author: Adriana L. Burgy
Editor: Jeffrey A. Berkowitz

The USPTO posts raw statistics of filings for a number of proceedings including supplemental examination. A link to the USPTO’s AIA statistics can be found here: http://www.uspto.gov/aia_implementation/statistics.jsp. It should be noted that the data presented in the AIA statistics by the Office does not take into account whether the filing satisfied the statutory and regulatory requirements and was determined to be compliant. Nonetheless, the data serves as a good source to determine how filings, like supplemental examination, are not only being used, but also to what extent. Here, we take a look at supplemental examination and the filings to date.

As of August 2, 2013, the USTPO indicates that there were a total of 33 supplemental examinations filed. Of the 33 filings, there are 16 filings that are publically available as of July 30, 2013, as provided in PAIR. When looking at the numbers for supplemental examination, it is important to keep in mind that a supplemental examination request only becomes public once it is deemed compliant with the filing requirements and a filing date assigned. Moreover if a request for supplemental examination is deficit and not corrected by the patent owner, no filing date is assigned and thus, not available to the public.

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A First Look: IPR Filing and Technology Trends

Author: Adriana L. Burgy
Editor: Jeffrey A. Berkowitz

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Since the commencement of inter partes review (IPR) back on September 16, 2012, over 200 petitions have been filed. Below is a snapshot of the filings to-date. All data was retrieved from the Patent Review Processing System (PRPS) on May 3, 2013, and filings included were noted as “pending.”

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