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Record Petition Filings Projected for FY 2017 – Institution Rate Continues Slide, PTAB Litigation Blog

September 2017

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The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has released AIA trial filing and disposition numbers for July 2017. Filings remain near the 150 mark, with 138 total trials being requested in July, 135 of those being requests for Inter Partes Review. This is down from 207 total filings in June and the FY high in January of 246 total filings. Total post-grant filings to date for FY 2017, which ends September 30, are already at 1650 petitions. This projects to 1980 petitions for the year, which would be a record, where 1897 petitions were filed in FY 2015.

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