Appeals Review Panel

On July 24, 2023, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) established the Appeals Review Panel (ARP), which may be convened by the Director sua sponte to review decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB or Board) in ex parte appeals, re-examination appeals, and reissue appeals. 

The Appeals Review Panel, coupled with the revised interim Director Review process (including the option to delegate review of a Board decision to a Delegated Rehearing Panel), replace the Precedential Opinion Panel process.