PTAB Newsletter—July 2022 – Patent


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We are pleased to present the inaugural issue of Arnold & Porter’s PTAB Bulletin, a monthly offering of timely information and recent developments relevant to practice before the PTAB. This posting may address updates to USPTO policy (e.g., guidance notes) and relevant case law (e.g., USPTO Director’s Review Decisions, Federal Circuit case law or district courts, or notable decisions of the PTAB). Our aim is to provide digestible summaries of these developments with links to source material for further information.

In this problem:

  • Q&A with Arnold & Porter PTAB Practitioner Ali Sharifahmadian

  • Upcoming Events and Speeches

  • Recent PTAB memorandum regarding discretionFintivRefusal

  • Recent PTAB memorandum regarding applicant’s admitted prior art (AAPA)

  • Draft PTAB Decision Circulation Process/PTAB Internal Review and Updates to Draft Director’s Review Process

  • PTAB in-person hearings to resume at USPTO

  • Recent PGDs Involving Director Review

  • Recent District Court Ruling Regarding Impact of Statements During IPR on District Court Violation Allegations

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