The PTAB Trial Statistics 2020 is worth a quick review. It is interesting to see that institution rates of inter partes review (IPR) have steadily decreased from 87% in fiscal year (FY) 2013 to 56% in FY 2020. I am surprised how steady the decrease and that covered business methods and post grant review has not taken off since passage of AIA. Yet some advocates (pro-patent or anti-patent) have not acknowledged why these patent invalidity strategies are becoming less attractive.
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