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Inter Partes Review

Inter Partes Review (IPR) is an administrative trial proceeding conducted before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The America Invents Act authorized the filing of petitions for IPR as of September 2012. IPR allows reconsideration of a patent’s validity before a panel of administrative judges, but only based on patents or other published prior art. At the same time, the procedure allows a patent owner to amend challenged claims to avoid cancellation. IPR requires both technical and litigation skills, as it involves aspects of both patent prosecution and litigation.

The PTAB expects attorneys practicing before it to have an extremely high level of skill and expertise. Murchison & Cumming is recognized as a go-to intellectual property firm that possesses the essential combination of litigation and prosecution expertise necessary to succeed in an IPR.