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208

Total Number of requests for Covered Business Method patent review filed as of August 29, 2014

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1704

Total number of requests for Inter Partes Review filed as of August 29, 2014

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Protective Orders

The interplay between the duty of disclosure in a reexamination proceeding and a protective order in a concurrent litigation is a critical issue.

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Aug 29, 2014

PTO Litigation Center Report – August 29, 2014

Listed below are all new filings before PTAB of requests for inter partes review (IPR) and covered business methods review (CBM).  Also listed are any newly-posted requests for ex parte reexamination at the USPTO.

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Aug 28, 2014

PTO Litigation Center Report – August 28, 2014

Listed below are all new filings before PTAB of requests for inter partes review (IPR) and covered business methods review (CBM).  Also listed are any newly-posted requests for ex parte reexamination at the USPTO.

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Aug 27, 2014

PTO Litigation Center Report – August 27, 2014

Listed below are all new filings before PTAB of requests for inter partes review (IPR) and covered business methods review (CBM).  Since the last report, no new requests for ex parte reexamination at the USPTO have been posted.

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