In recent years, many colleges and universities have become veritable patent powerhouses. They have built sophisticated networks of researchers and academics and created streamlined processes for the development and protection of technological innovations.
Now, a recent ruling from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board has extended to state-affiliated academic institutions a potentially valuable shield from inter partes review, an increasingly popular administrative avenue for challenging patents. That could cast state colleges and universities as attractive partners for non-governmental businesses looking to shield their own patents from invalidity determinations.
Read the full post, “University patents now immune to inter partes review: Will business come calling?” on our Patent Billy Goat blog.