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


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


Information about all public, final agency decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, including decisions designated as precedential or informative. 


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


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


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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PTAB is charged with rendering decisions on: appeals from adverse examiner decisions, post-issuance challenges to patents, and interferences


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Upcoming Events

September 20, 2018

The U SPTO is partnering with select law schools throughout the country to present live PTAB and TTAB proceedings, including ex parte appeal hearings and AIA trials, and to provide educational sessions where Board judges share tips for successful advocacy before the TTAB and PTAB. This program is...