October Brings 195 AIA Patent Challenge Petitions to PTAB
Post-grant, patent challenge mechanisms of the America Invents Act (AIA) continue to surge in popularity. Inter Partes Review (IPR) and Covered Business Method (CBM) patent challenges have been pouring into the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB). Last month, the Board received an astounding 195 petitions, surpassing the previous high water mark of 190 set in June of this year. If last year’s filing are a guide, these numbers will continue through at least December before cooling off again in January.