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Patent Pending?

An expanded system of administrative post-grant patent challenges ushered in by the America Invents Act has both been praised for making the resolution of patent disputes more efficient and less costly than traditional federal court challenges, and criticized for introducing a new level of uncertainty regarding patent validity. It has emerged as one of the hottest topics in intellectual property law.

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Patent Trial and Appeal Board Roundtable

Center for Innovation Policy logoThe Center for Innovation Policy hosted the roundtable, The Patent Trial and Appeal Board's (PTAB) post-grant review proceedings: a review of the evidence. The discussion examined questions such as who is using the PTAB proceedings (both IPRs and CBMs); against whom these proceedings are being brought; grounds for petitions; and how petitions are faring.

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    Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law

    Arti Rai, Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law and co-Director, Duke Law Center for Innovation Policy, is an internationally recognized expert in intellectual property (IP) law, administrative law, and health policy. Rai has also taught at Harvard, Yale, and the University of Pennsylvania law schools.  Her research on IP law and policy in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and software has been funded by NIH, the Kauffman Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson Center. She has published over 50 articles, essays, and book chapters on IP law, administrative law, and health policy.