2 Fed. Circ. Rulings Will Impact PTAB Appeals In 2014

Law360, New York (January 6, 2014, 12:05 PM EST) -- ​Historically, review of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decisions by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has been relatively infrequent. That is, only a very small percentage of ex parte matters involving applicants/patent owners were pursued to the court in a given calendar year. Likewise, with the USPTO pendency for fully contested inter partes patent re-examinations spanning three to five years, only a small percentage of these proceedings were fully contested through to Federal Circuit appeal. However, due to the new patent challenge mechanisms...
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