Russ Emerson

Partner at Haynes and Boone, LLP

He specializes in the trial and appeal of intellectual-property disputes in district courts, the Federal Circuit, and the PTAB.

My Articles

5 Years Later: Lessons Learned from the First Inter Partes Review

Based on the first five years, IPRs have proven to be an effective tool for accused infringers to challenge patent validity cheaply and effectively. IPRs have driven down the cost of defending against and the settlement value of many patent-infringement assertions. Those faced with patent assertions cannot afford to overlook IPR as a defense tool. And patent owners, too, must adapt their tactics to address the challenges of IPRs.