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Friend or Foe The New Patent-Challenge Procedures at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Many companies, of all sizes, have seen the value in patents and have incorporated patent registration and enforcement into their revenue-generating strategies. While disputes between patent owners and challengers historically have been resolved in federal court, that framework has shifted in recent years with the passage of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA).  In this article, Loeb & Loeb partner Adam Kelly discusses the new patent-challenge procedures introduced by the AIA, which have increasingly become the battleground for contesting patent validity.