10-Year AIA Anniversary Draws Inventor Protests Over PTAB

By Britain Eakin (September 16, 2021, 10:35 PM EDT) -- As the America Invents Act turned 10 Thursday, two dozen independent inventors and activists gathered outside the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia, to demonstrate against one of the law's major impacts: the creation of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Congress created the administrative body with the intent that it would serve as a quicker and cheaper alternative to federal district courts for adjudicating patent validity. But those who showed up to protest Thursday — and carried on with their rally amid a downpour, lightning and crashing thunder — said the PTAB can spell the death knell for...

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