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The PTAB's Run Of Precedent Continues: A Look Back

By Matthew Bultman (May 9, 2019, 8:52 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board continues to churn out new precedent in short order, addressing issues that range from serial petitions to real parties-in-interest to submissions of new evidence.

Recent decisions by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board have addressed issues that range from serial petitions to real parties-in-interest to submissions of new evidence. Since the beginning of April, the PTAB has designated as precedential six decisions in America Invents Act reviews, making them binding on all panels at the board. This follows a two-week stretch in March in which five decisions were designated as precedential.

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