Precedential Opinion Panel On Printed Publications, PTAB Litigation Blog
Inter Partes review can only be based on prior art consisting of patents or printed publications. 35 USC 311(b). Patents are easy to spot because they are issued by a governmental authority of some sort, but whether something is a "printed publication" for purpose of the patent statute can be difficult to prove in some instances.
Read the full article at ptablitigationblog.com.
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