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PTAB Declines Review of "Follow-On" Petition By Different Party, PTAB Litigation Blog

November 2018


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The PTAB has discretion to deny "follow-on" petitions that challenge the validity of a patent that has been previously subjected to inter partes review. See 35 U.S.C. § 314(a); Gen. Plastic Indus. Co. Ltd. v. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Case IPR2016-01357 (PTAB Sept. 6, 2017) (Paper 19) (providing list of factors to consider in evaluating follow-on petitions).

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