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Massie, Centripetal Take Center Stage in House IP Subcommittee Hearing on PTAB Reform

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Director Eldora L. Ellison, Ph.D., was mentioned in the article "Massie, Centripetal Take Center Stage in House IP Subcommittee Hearing on PTAB Reform," published by IPWatchdog. On June 23, 2022, Ellison testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet during the hearing on "The Patent Trial and Appeal Board After 10 Years: Impact on Innovation and Small Businesses."

From the article:

"One day after the Senate Judiciary Committee’s IP Subcommittee met to discuss the PTAB Reform Act and other ways to improve the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), the U.S. House of Representative’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet held a similar hearing featuring six witnesses with varying views on the PTAB about how to improve the system. Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY), who last year introduced a bill that would repeal the PTAB entirely, grilled the witnesses about the effects of the PTAB on U.S. investment in innovation and national security, and expressed skepticism that the system has succeeded in its intended goal of providing a cheaper, faster forum, particularly for small businesses and independent inventors."