Inter Partes Review Has Provided Companies a Relatively Inexpensive Avenue to Challenge Questionable Patents

IPR has had material benefits for American companies that “no longer have to pay ransom so the threat of lawsuits over dubious royalty payments—filed by aggressive litigants known as trolls—will go away.” A New York Times article written in anticipation of a Supreme Court case considering the constitutionality of inter partes review explains the benefits of the procedure. (The Supreme Court held that IPR is constitutional).

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