Delegated Rehearing Panel


On September 18, 2023, Section 2.F.iii was updated.

On July 24, 2023, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office), as part of the revised interim Director Review Process, established a Delegated Rehearing Panel (DRP) to which the USPTO Director may delegate decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB or Board) in proceedings under the America Invents Act (AIA), including institution decisions and final written decisions, for further consideration, including those decisions in which a potential issue may have been misapprehended or overlooked by the Board.