Analysis

4 Big Issues That Shaped The PTAB In 2021

By Britain Eakin (December 20, 2021, 1:24 PM EST) -- While the Patent Trial and Appeal Board spent most of the year waiting for the Biden administration to name a new director for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, it wasted no time preparing for a U.S. Supreme Court decision that ultimately found the appointment of PTAB judges was unconstitutional.

Here, Law360 looks back at four major issues that shaped the PTAB this year.

Bracing for Arthrex

When the Supreme Court issued its Arthrex decision in June, the USPTO was ready to hit the ground running with interim procedures to comply with the high court's ruling. The decision held that the way...

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