• NJLJ Congressional Research Service Reports on AIAs Impact on Innovation and Proposed Reform
  • October 16, 2017 | Author: James J. DeCarlo
  • Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Florham Park Office
  • Recently the Congressional Research Service published a report on the state of post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB): “Inter Partes Review of Patents: Innovation Issues,” by John R. Thomas, July 26, 2017. The report analyzes of the current state of the 2011 Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) as a backdrop for proposed changes put forth in the Support Technology and Research for Our Nation’s Growth and Economic Resilience (STRONGER) Patents Act of 2017. Here, we discuss the report and key components of the bill regarding post-grant proceedings, particularly, inter partes reviews (IPRs).