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Inventors Urge Major PTAB Overhaul To Protect Patents

Law360 (May 7, 2018, 8:38 PM EDT) -- More than 100 inventors have written a letter to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Andrei Iancu calling for changes to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board that would “restore confidence in patent rights” and make invalidation more difficult.

The letter, published on Monday and championed by Bunch O Balloons water balloon toy inventor Josh Malone, urged the director to implement an objective panel separate from the PTAB that would decide whether to institute review proceedings. The missive also suggested that attorneys’ fees should be provided for...
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