Petitions to PTAB at Three Months into AIA Post-Grant Patent Trials

This blog post is at three months past September 16, 2012, the date upon which the PTAB began accepting petitions for inter partes review and covered business method patent review under the America Invents Act.  Considering that there are about 15 CBM and 79 IPR petitions currently on file, the PTAB is getting petitions at the rate of roughly 1 per day.  That’s a very steady stream of work for the PTAB.  Here are the companies that have filed petitions as of the time of this post:

IPR Petitioners so far:

  • ABB Inc.
  • Adidas AG
  • Apotex Inc.
  • Apple Inc.
  • Ariosa Diagnostics
  • Avaya Inc.
  • CBS Interactive Inc.
  • Chi Mei Innolux Corp.
  • Corning Inc.
  • Denso Corp.
  • EMC Corp.
  • Garmin International, Inc.
  • Idle Free Systems, Inc.
  • Illumina, Inc.
  • Intellectual Ventures Management, LLC
  • Kyocera Corp.
  • LKQ Corp.
  • Macauto U.S.A.
  • Micron Technology, Inc.
  • Microsoft Corp.
  • Microstrategy, Inc.
  • Midland Radio Corp. of Florida
  • Monsanto Company
  • Motorola Mobility LLC
  • Munchkin, Inc.
  • Nexans Inc.
  • Nichia Corp.
  • Nissan North America, Inc.
  • Oracle
  • Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd.
  • Research In Motion Corp.
  • Schrader-Bridgeport International, Inc.
  • Sony Corp.
  • St. Jude Medical, Inc.
  • Synopsys, Inc.
  • Vestcom International, Inc.
  • Wowza Media Systems, LLC
  • Xilinx, Inc.

CBM Petitioners so far:

  • Bloomberg Inc.
  • CRS Advanced Technology, Inc.
  • Interthinx, Inc.
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.
  • MeridianLink, Inc.
  • SAP America, Inc.

This is an impressive list of petitioners.  Many have multiple filings, and some have a large number of filings.  For example, Chi Mei Innolux has 7 filings, Corning Inc. has 10 filings, and Liberty Mutual has 10 filings.  Now that we are coming upon the three month mark, patent owner preliminary responses will be filed.  In the coming months, the PTAB will be deciding whether to institute trials and disovery will begin in several cases.

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