December 01, 2020 Feature

Top 10 IPR Pitfalls at the Institution Stage

Aziz Burgy and Michelle Divelbiss

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Since its creation in 2012, inter partes review (IPR) has become popular as a faster and less expensive alternative to district court litigation. More than 11,000 petitions for IPR have been filed since 2012—51 percent of these petitions have been instituted, and 28 percent have proceeded to a final written decision.1

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