McKool Smith principal Richard Kamprath recently published an article in Texas Lawyer, discussing a set of factors the Patent and Trial Appellate Board (PTAB) identified to be weighed when determining whether an inter partes review should be instituted when a related, parallel proceeding is pending in the district court or before the International Trade Commission. Richard believes that the “discretionary denials of IPR petitions are here to stay and this is a much needed win for patentees at the PTAB.” For more details, read the full article here.

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