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Patent Law: What is an Inter Partes Review and Why Should I File One?

In patent law, there is a type of trial proceeding called Inter Partes Review (“IPR”). These are proceedings filed with the US Patent & Trademark Office and are conducted before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”). The purpose of an IPR is to challenge an existing patent, or more specifically, to challenge one or… READ MORE

The Difference Between a Patent Filing Date and Priority Date

In patent law, the patent “filing date” and the “priority date” are two important but different concepts. Often, the filing and priority dates are the same, but that is not always the case. Here is a quick rundown on the differences and why they matter. Generally speaking, the filing date of a patent is the… READ MORE

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