Trials

Information about proceedings including inter partes review, post-grant review, the transitional post-grant review for covered business method patents, derivations, and interferences.

Appeals

Information about appeals from adverse decisions of examiners in patent applications, reissue applications, and reexamination proceedings. 

Decisions

Information about 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.

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Statistics

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

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Upcoming Events

March 7, 2017

Topic: Best Practices for Proving a Document is a Printed Publication in an Appeal or AIA Trial The PTAB is pleased to announce its inaugural “Boardside Chat” lunchtime webinar series to be held bi-monthly throughout 2017. The purpose of the Chats is to update you on current Board activities and...

May 2, 2017

Topic: Motions to Seal, Protective Orders, and Confidential Information in AIA Trials The PTAB is pleased to announce its inaugural “Boardside Chat” lunchtime webinar series to be held bi-monthly throughout 2017. The purpose of the Chats is to update you on current Board activities and statistics...

July 11, 2017

Topic: PTAB E2E: Latest Modifications in an Agile Development World The PTAB is pleased to announce its inaugural “Boardside Chat” lunchtime webinar series to be held bi-monthly throughout 2017. The purpose of the Chats is to update you on current Board activities and statistics as well as to...

September 12, 2017

Topic: European Oppositions v. AIA Trials: Similarities and Differences The PTAB is pleased to announce its inaugural “Boardside Chat” lunchtime webinar series to be held bi-monthly throughout 2017. The purpose of the Chats is to update you on current Board activities and statistics as well as to...

November 7, 2017

Topic: Objections to Evidence in an AIA Trial: How and When to Make and Moving to Exclude The PTAB is pleased to announce its inaugural “Boardside Chat” lunchtime webinar series to be held bi-monthly throughout 2017. The purpose of the Chats is to update you on current Board activities and...