The Youthful Rebelliousness Of The PTAB

Law360, New York (March 29, 2016, 10:30 AM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board, in its current form, is slightly more than three and half years old.[1] As a relatively new administrative body, the PTAB and its litigants struggle daily with numerous issues of first impression regarding the powers, practices and procedures of the agency. In addition to their impact on particular cases, the resolution of these novel issues will, over a long period of time, come to define the PTAB as an institution — the scope and limits of the board's power, and the manner in which that power will be exercised in particular cases....

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