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A Look Back At The PTAB's Busy Two Weeks Of Precedents

Law360 (March 20, 2019, 8:56 PM EDT) -- A wave of new precedents coming out of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board over the past two weeks has touched on everything from live testimony to motions to amend. Here is a rundown of the decisions to bring you up to speed.

Since March 7, five PTAB decisions have been labeled as precedential, a designation that makes them binding on all panels at the board. They include the first-ever ruling from the Precedential Opinion Panel, or POP. One additional decision was made informative.

“I suspect it’s not over,” Doug Robinson, a principal at Harness Dickey & Pierce PLC, said earlier...

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