AIA's 1st Trial Was More Of A Hearing — No Surprise There
April 18, 2013, 5:46 PM EDT
Law360, New York (April 18, 2013, 5:46 PM EDT) -- It has happened. The first-ever “oral hearing” in an America Invents Act post-issue proceeding was held on April 17, 2013. It was held before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The PTAB astutely made this proceeding available to anyone who cared to call in and listen to it.
From those who attended, it has been observed that this first oral hearing before the PTAB was more akin to an oral argument than a typical court trial. That simple observation comes as no surprise, but it is...