3 Things To Know About PTAB's Revised Procedures

By Matthew Bultman (September 21, 2018, 8:25 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board's recent changes to its operating procedures have shed light on what has otherwise been an opaque process for selecting judges to oversee cases and should lead to more precedential decisions, experts say.

The PTAB on Thursday announced it had revised its standard operating procedures surrounding precedential and informative decisions, as well as the paneling of judges in America Invents Act reviews and other proceedings at the board.

Here are three takeaways from the revisions.

There Will Be More Transparency

The revamped procedures explain in detail the process by which PTAB judges are assigned to a...

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