Precedential Opinion Panel

The Precedential Opinion Panel ("POP") operates, at the discretion of the Director, to decide issues of exceptional importance to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (e.g., issues involving agency policy or procedure).  By default, POP members are the Director, the Commissioner for Patents, and the Chief Judge.  Learn more on the Precedential and informative decisions page.

POP review granted - proceedings

Hunting Titan, Inc. v. DynaEnergetics Europe GmbH, IPR2018-00600 
  • Decision under POP review - Paper 42 (August 20, 2019)
  • POP grant order - Paper 46 (November 7, 2019)
  • Amicus briefing - CLOSED (Dec.ember 20, 2019)
  • Oral hearing - Paper 63 (February 18, 2020) NEW
  • POP decision - Paper 67 (July 6, 2020) NEW
GoPro, Inc. v. 360Heros, Inc., IPR2018-01754 
  • Decision under POP review - Paper 15 (April 3, 2019)
  • POP grant order - Paper 23 (May 10, 2019)
  • Amicus briefing - CLOSED (May 24, 2019)
  • POP decision - Paper 38 (August 23, 2019)
Hulu, LLC, v. Sound View Innovations, LLC, IPR2018-01039 
  • Decision under POP review - Paper 12 (December 3, 2018)
  • POP grant order - Paper 15 (April 3, 2019)
  • Amicus briefing - CLOSED (May 1, 2019)
  • POP decision - Paper 29 (December 20, 2019)
Proppant Express Investments, LLC v. Oren Techs LLC, IPR2018-00914 
  • Decision under POP review - Paper 21 (November 18, 2018)
  • POP grant order - Paper 24 (December 3. 2018)
  • Amicus briefing - CLOSED (December 28, 2018)
  • POP decision - Paper 38 (March 13, 2019)