Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is proud to announce the publication of the 2021 PTAB Year in Review: Analysis & Trends. This report, now in its second edition, explores the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) evolution with a particular focus on the interface between district court and PTAB litigation through a series of articles analyzing the most significant developments that occurred over the past year.

In this edition, the authors review Fintiv and Section 325(d) denials, nuanced Section 112 issues, antedating references, motions to amend, and dealing with “bad behavior” by experts. The report also analyzes industry-specific issues related to biologics, chemicals, and standard essential patents (SEPs). The report concludes with examining ex parte reexaminations, which have recently moved back to center stage.

The full publication, 2021 PTAB Year in Review: Analysis & Trends, and the individual articles are available on the firm’s website here in HTML and PDF formats. Additionally, please be on the lookout for our upcoming PTAB webinars.

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