Trials

This page includes information about proceedings conducted by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, including inter partes review post-grant review, the transitional post-grant review for covered business method patents, derivations and interferences.

Appeals

This page includes information about appeals conducted by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board from adverse decisions of examiners in patent applications, reissue applications, and reexamination proceedings.

Decisions

This page includes links to all public, final agency decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, including decisions designated as precedential or informative.

Hearings

This page contains information concerning presenting oral argument for appeals, interferences, and AIA trials conducted by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Resources

The page contains policies, procedures, rules, guides, tools and manuals which are associated with proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Statistics

Periodic summaries of data concerning proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, including dispositions, pendency, inventory, and other tracking measures.

About PTAB

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board is created by statute, and includes statutory members and Administrative Patent Judges. The PTAB is charged with rendering decisions on: appeals from adverse examiner decisions, post-issuance challenges to patents, and interferences.

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