The Perspectives on the PTAB newsletter is designed to be a valuable resource for all stakeholders in the global patent arena throughout the patent life cycle. To that end, articles will provide perspectives from both sides of the “v” with an eye toward providing the most current thinking on how to increase return on investment and the value of US patents. Depending on the topic, this 360 degree approach will be explored within an article or across a series of related articles.

This month we tackle three important issues:

  1. 325(d) Part II – How Petitioners can mitigate denial under 35 USC 325(d)
  2. Effectively finding the right expert
  3. SAS v Matal – is the PTAB statutorily required under 35 USC 318 to address all challenged, even though not instituted, claims in final written decision?
  4. A deep dive in petition filing stats

We also wanted to provide some insight into the latest PTAB filing trends through discussion of some of the latest PTAB statistics.

While the staff of our newsletter have plans to explore many issues, we welcome feedback and suggestions to ensure we are meeting the needs and expectations of all our readers. So if you have issues you wish to see explored, please reach out to me.

Thank you.

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