Leading PTAB Atty Says Changes At Board Create Opportunity

By Matthew Bultman (February 22, 2018, 5:31 PM EST) -- The coming months appear poised to bring about tremendous change at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and with that change comes a host of opportunities for lawyers who embrace it, according to the PTAB's most active practitioner.

From issues surrounding the appealability of institution decisions to questions about sovereign immunity, Karl Renner, co-chair of the post-grant group at Fish & Richardson PC, a prominent IP boutique, said there are a number of unsettled issues that could change practice at the PTAB.

"There are so many opportunities for widespread and impactful change, not only vis-à-vis the rights of the party but...

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