Expansion of Hearing Locations

Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) hearings now take place in multiple USPTO locations across the United States. The hearing location is listed on correspondence from the PTAB.  For America Invents Act trial hearings, refer to the Oral Hearing Order.  For appeal hearings, refer to the PTAB’s Notice of Hearing.

Hearing locations include Alexandria, Virginia; Detroit, Michigan; Denver, Colorado; Silicon Valley, California and Dallas, Texas.

If you have questions about hearing locations, contact the Hearing Operations Team listed on the hearing notice or call 571-272-9797.