The recent Supreme Court decision in U.S. v. Arthrex, Inc. provided the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) the authority to review a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) final decision in an inter partes review by rehearing. The USPTO has implemented an interim procedure for Director review consistent with this decision. We invite those interested in learning more about this interim Director review process to join us for our next PTAB Boardside Chat on Thursday, July 1 at 10 a.m. ET. This webinar is free and open to the public.
- Drew Hirshfeld, Performing the Functions and Duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO
- Scott R. Boalick, Chief Administrative Patent Judge
- Jacqueline W. Bonilla, Deputy Chief Administrative Patent Judge
- Scott C. Weidenfeller, Vice Chief Administrative Patent Judge
A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Please send questions in advance or during the webinar to PTABBoardsideChat@uspto.gov.
Learn more about this series at the PTAB Boardside Chat webpage of the USPTO website.
If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request to the contact information listed above.