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).  POP members are the Director, the Commissioner for Patents, and the Chief Judge by default. Standard Operating Procedure 2, pages 3–4.  For more information, go to Precedential and Informative Decisions page.

POP Review Granted - Proceedings

Hunting Titan, Inc. v. DynaEnergetics GmbH & Co. KG, Inc., IPR2018-00600 
  • Decision under POP Review - Paper 42 (Aug. 20, 2019)
  • POP Grant Order - Paper 46 (Nov. 7, 2019)
  • Amicus Briefing - CLOSED (Dec. 20, 2019)
  • Oral hearing - February 18, 2020 at 1:15 pm - Paper 59 (Jan. 27, 2020) NEW
GoPro, Inc. v. 360Heros, Inc., IPR2018-01754 
  • Decision under POP Review - Paper 15 (Apr. 3, 2019)
  • POP Grant Order - Paper 23 (May 10, 2019)
  • Amicus Briefing - CLOSED (May 24, 2019)
  • POP Decision - Paper 38 (Aug. 23, 2019)
Hulu, LLC, v. Sound View Innovations, LLC, IPR2018-01039 
  • Decision under POP Review - Paper 12 (Dec. 3, 2018)
  • POP Grant Order - Paper 15 (Apr. 3, 2019)
  • Amicus Briefing - CLOSED (May 1, 2019)
  • POP Decision - Paper 29 (Dec. 20, 2019) NEW
Proppant Express Investments, LLC v. Oren Techs LLC, IPR2018-00914 
  • Decision under POP Review - Paper 21 (Nov. 18, 2018)
  • POP Grant Order - Paper 24 (Dec. 3. 2018)
  • Amicus Briefing - CLOSED (Dec. 28, 2018)
  • POP Decision - Paper 38 (Mar. 13, 2019)