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Legal Analytics for PTAB Webcast – Hear from the former Acting Director of the USPTO, now at Crowell & Moring, and experts from HP and White & Case

In today’s patent dispute environment, it’s vital to consider the Patent Trademark and Appeals Board (PTAB) in your litigation strategy. The PTAB offers several new procedures: Inter Partes Review (IPR), Covered Business Method Review (CBM), Post Grant Review (PGR), and Derivation Proceedings (DER). The CBM and IPR reviews provide a faster (and usually less expensive) path to invalidate patents on particular grounds, compared to district court litigation.

In February, we launched Legal Analytics® for PTAB Trials. Lex Machina now makes it possible to uncover strategic insights about IPRs, CBMs, PGRs and DERs, the parties and patents involved, the underlying documents, timing, and potential outcomes. The data set includes all PTAB trials and over 176,000 documents.

To mark the launch, we hosted a webcast featuring a panel of experts who shared their insights on the rise of PTAB and Lex Machina’s new functionality:

  • Terry Rea, IP Partner & Director, Crowell & Moring, former Acting Director of the USPTO
  • Bijal V. Vakil, IP Partner, White & Case
  • Matt Wade, IP Litigation Manager, Hewlett Packard
  • With Owen Byrd, Chief Evangelist and General Counsel, Lex Machina as moderator

Here’s what our panel of experts had to say:

  • Lex Machina’s integration of District Court, PTAB, and ITC analytics enables practitioners to thoroughly evaluate the litigation history of a patent and quickly plan winning strategies.
  • Legal Analytics can help with the selection of outside counsel.
  • Companies and law firms can use the platform to monitor their own trials and predict case outcomes.
  • PTAB data can also be used for budgeting purposes. Trends show that parties often delay settlement, which increase costs.

We invite you to get the special PTAB Kit, which includes a summary report, webcast video and datasheet. Click here to get the kit.

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