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. 


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December 19, 2017

Join PTAB for a "Chat with the Chief" webinar on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 12-1 p.m. ET. Chief Judge David Ruschke will share very recent developments on a variety of topics related to practice before the Board including Aqua Product guidance for motions to amend, new procedures for handling...