The PTAB Bar Association’s Committee on Appeals from the PTAB has released their annual publication Appellate Year in Review. This report summarizes the most important decisions of 2021 involving appeals from the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Sterne Kessler Director Pauline M. Pelletier served as the report’s editor-in-chief for the second consecutive year. As noted by the PTAB Bar, she and the authors “put these decisions into context and discuss their impact on PTAB practice.”

In addition to Pelletier serving as editor-in-chief, six Sterne Kessler attorneys authored or co-authored the following articles:

The report can be accessed by PTAB Bar Association members only here.

*Currently admitted in California only. Practicing under the supervision of D.C. Bar members.