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Precedential and informative decisions

Precedential decisions establish binding authority concerning major policy or procedural issues, or other issues of exceptional importance, including constitutional questions, important issues regarding statutes, rules, and regulations, important issues regarding case law, or issues of broad applicability to the Board. 

Informative decisions provide Board norms on recurring issues, guidance on issues of first impression to the Board, guidance on Board rules and practices, and guidance on issues that may develop through analysis of recurring issues in many cases.

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PTAB precedential and informative decisions: public comments 

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PTAB proceedings and decisions

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Archive of representative AIA trial orders, decisions, and notices

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Archive of Status of Precedential Opinion Panel requests

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