Post-Grant for Practitioners Webinar Series - Part II: Inter Partes Review and Supplemental Examination Recent Developments

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In Part II of our series, the co-chairs of Fish & Richardson’s Post-Grant Practice Group will discuss the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB’s) recent decision in Synopsys v. Mentor Graphics. This decision marks the first time the PTAB rejected in full an IPR petition. We will review what caused this rejection and offer insights and tips for preparing petitions. Also on the agenda is a review of supplemental examination in the first six months after it took effect.


  • Dorothy Whelan, Principal and Post-Grant Practice Co-Chair, Twin Cities
  • Karl Renner, Principal and Post-Grant Practice Co-Chair, Washington, DC