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PTAB Adjusts Deadline For Final Decisions In Rare Cases

Law360, New York (June 28, 2017, 2:06 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board has a near-perfect track record of issuing a final written decision within 12 months of instituting trial in post-grant proceedings. However, in at least four cases, it has not issued a final written decision within 12 months of instituting an inter partes review.[1] All four matters involved joinder of third parties to the original petition. Curiously, there is no express indication on the dockets for any of these cases that the one-year deadline has been...
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