• Obviousness in Inter Partes Review Proceedings
  • February 12, 2016 | Authors: Joseph M. (Joe) Beauchamp; David B. (Dave) Cochran; Thomas W. (Tom) Ritchie
  • Law Firms: Jones Day - Houston Office ; Jones Day - Cleveland Office ; Jones Day - Chicago Office
  • Apparently the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”, “the Board”) loves obviousness. In 2015, nearly twothirds of claims instituted for inter partes review (“IPR”) were based on obviousness grounds,1 as illustrated in Chart 1.