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PTAB round-up: Record PGR filing in May, second sovereign immunity dismissal

Michael Loney, New York


Patent Trial and Appeal Board filing in May was below average for the year, but included a record amount of PGR petitions. The month was also notable for the Supreme Court taking on a PTAB case and the Board dismissing an IPR against a state entity on sovereign immunity grounds for the second time

Some 140 Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) petitions were filed in May, making it the median month for petitions so far this calendar year. The monthly average in 2017 is 165.4 petitions.

May’s filing consisted of 127 inter...


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