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After Lesson In Procedure, Fed. Circ. May Mop Up AIA Issues

Law360 (February 12, 2018, 8:11 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit gave patent lawyers a primer on a law governing administrative procedures in 2017, but issues surrounding the interpretation of another law, the America Invents Act, are expected to take center stage in the coming months in appeals involving decisions from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

The Federal Circuit last year faulted the PTAB on various occasions for violating the Administrative Procedure Act, for example, by not allowing a response to an argument. The court also came down on the board for not...
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