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524

Total Number of petitions for Covered Business Method review filed as of August 18, 2017

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6753

Total Number of petitions for Inter Partes review filed as of August 18, 2017

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Aug 18, 2017

PTO Litigation Report – August 18, 2017

Listed below are all new filings before the PTAB of petitions 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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Aug 17, 2017

PTO Litigation Report – August 17, 2017

Listed below are all new filings before the PTAB of petitions 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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Aug 16, 2017

PTO Litigation Report – August 16, 2017

Listed below are all new filings before the PTAB of petitions 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 15, 2017

PTO Litigation Report – August 15, 2017

Listed below are all new filings before the PTAB of petitions 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 14, 2017

PTO Litigation Report – August 14, 2017

Listed below are all new filings before the PTAB of petitions 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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Aug 4, 2017

PTO Litigation Report – August 4, 2017

Listed below are all new filings before the PTAB of petitions 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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Aug 3, 2017

PTO Litigation Report – August 3, 2017

Listed below are all new filings before the PTAB of petitions 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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Aug 2, 2017

PTO Litigation Report – August 2, 2017

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

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Aug 1, 2017

PTO Litigation Report – August 1, 2017

Listed below are all new filings before the PTAB of petitions 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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Jul 31, 2017

PTO Litigation Report – July 31, 2017

Listed below are all new filings before the PTAB of petitions 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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