First Inter Partes Review Oral Hearing

Authored by Michelle Carniaux and Michael E. Sander

On Friday, August 16, 2013, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board held its first oral hearing for an inter partes review. The hearing, for IPR2012-00001, lasted just over two hours with both sides each given approximately one hour for their argument. Each side took approximately 40 minutes for their initial argument and saved 20 minutes for rebuttal. The subject matter of the patent was a speedometer with a speed limit indicator based on the car’s current location.

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