It was my honor to serve with Former Chief Administrative Patent Judge James Donald Smith at the PTAB. Please please join me in congratulating him on his appointment as Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at Ecolab. More
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When I was an Adminsitrative Patent Judge, I expected to go into an IPR trial hearing with a pretty good idea of who was going to win. I was surpised to find that rarely to be the case. I was far more open to persuasion at that point than I had expected to be.
Some commentators have likened PTAB trial hearings to oral argument at the Federal Circuit. … More
Foley Hoag‘s PTAB Practice Group is delighted to launch this blog dedicated to all aspects of practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. In this blog, we plan to offer commentary to augment the reader’s general understanding of proceedings before the PTAB, and to provide insight into important issues in PTAB practice. Although we expect that most of our comments will arise in the context of inter partes review,… More