While (IPR) petitions are on the increase, Nate Dilger and John Lord provide an analysis of the overall effectiveness of IPR Proceedings and benefits of investing early in the process. “IPR proceedings have achieved their stated goal of providing an effective and efficient way to challenge a patent’s validity.” Nate Dilger explains. John Lord also explains, “Patent owners thus must fight early and hard to prevent IPR institution, if possible, or at least to narrow the issues for which trial is instituted.” Nate Dilger and John Lord are registered patent attorneys and partners at One LLP. Mr. Dilger’s practice focuses on litigating patent disputes, including representation of patent challengers and owners in PTAB inter partes review proceedings. Mr. Lord’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, including representation of companies in post-grant PTAB proceedings.