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The problems with the PTAB

By Adam Mossoff and David Lund

Five years of Patent Trial and Appeal Board proceedings show a flawed and biased administrative tribunal

Five years after the America Invents Act established the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), it is time to evaluate how this has negatively affected the patent system. The PTAB is an administrative tribunal that runs three new processes for invalidating patents: post-grant review, inter partes review and the temporary programme for review of...

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Issue 86