Law360 (December 20, 2019, 11:48 AM EST) -- 2019 marked a big year for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, starting with the board's precedent-setting panel issuing its first-ever decisions and ending with the Federal Circuit calling PTAB judicial appointments into question.
The board spent the year pulling together cohesive precedent, launching a program to offer feedback on amended patents and extending when judges can use their discretion to deny patent challenges, among other key decisions and policy changes.
Here, Law360 looks back at these and other critical developments.
It’s hard to understate the surprise the patent world felt when the Federal Circuit ruled on Halloween that the way...
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