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Ex-USPTO Director Lee Says She Did Not Stack PTAB Panels

Law360, New York (January 9, 2018, 3:46 PM EST) -- Former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Michelle Lee told Law360 in a recent interview she did not stack panels of Patent Trial and Appeal Board judges to achieve a particular outcome, addressing an issue that has been a source of criticism for the board and drawn concerns from some U.S. Supreme Court justices.

During a wide-ranging interview with Law360 last week, Lee said that as USPTO director, she did not determine when additional judges would be placed on PTAB panels or who those judges would...
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