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PTAB Terminates IPR Just Under the Statutory Wire, PTAB Litigation Blog

August 2017

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The patent statute requires the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) to issue a final written decision within one year of instituting an Inter Partes Review (IPR). The recent case of Petroleum Geo-Services Inc. v. Westerngeo LLC (IPR2016-00407 and -00499) tested just how close the PTAB might be willing to get to that statutory wire before terminating an IPR because the parties settled.

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