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In its March 18, 2020, opinion in Facebook, Inc. v. Windy City Innovations, LLC, the Federal Circuit strictly enforced the one-year statutory deadline for filing a petition for inter partes review. In that case, the appellate court reversed the PTAB’s decision to allow the petitioner to challenge new claims in an IPR filed beyond the one-year deadline through joinder with an existing IPR. This decision further establishes the finality of the one-year bar and emphasizes the need for defendants in infringement actions to take steps to ensure their ability to timely file IPR petitions.
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