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238

Total Number of requests for Covered Business Method patent review filed as of October 23, 2014

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1951

Total number of requests for Inter Partes Review filed as of October 23, 2014

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Oct 23, 2014

PTO Litigation Center Report – October 23, 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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Oct 22, 2014

PTO Litigation Center Report – October 22, 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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Oct 21, 2014

PTO Litigation Center Report – October 21, 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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Oct 20, 2014

PTO Litigation Center Report – October 20, 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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Oct 17, 2014

PTO Litigation Center Report – October 17, 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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Oct 16, 2014

PTO Litigation Center Report – October 16, 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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Oct 14, 2014

PTO Litigation Center Report – October 14, 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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Oct 10, 2014

PTO Litigation Center Report – October 10, 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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Oct 9, 2014

PTO Litigation Center Report – October 9, 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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Oct 8, 2014

PTO Litigation Center Report – October 8, 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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