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USPTO Reports Robust Demand for AIA Post Grant Patent Trials

Posted On: Mar. 5, 2013   By: Scott A. McKeown

160+ Petitions on File in First 6 Months

Yesterday, at the Practicing Law Institute’s USPTO Post Grant Trials- 2013, the USPTO provided an update on the demand for the post grant patentability trials introduced by the America Invents Act this past September. (AIA). As shown in the slide below, the demand has been quite substantial, especially on the electrical/software side. This is not surprising considering the typical patent troll case is also in these same arts.

AIA Adm Trials - Technology Percentages (03-01-13)The remaining stops for the PLI program include:

The programs coincide with the release of the new treatise entitled Post Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board.

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