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The PTAB Handbook

New from Bloomberg BNA, this invaluable handbook gathers intellectual property (IP) decisions issued by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board or PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) into a single, useful reference that informs readers of the best methods for conducting work before the Board.

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William P. Atkins
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Practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board with confidence

New from Bloomberg BNA, this invaluable handbook gathers intellectual property (IP) decisions issued by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board or PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) into a single, useful reference that informs readers of the best methods for conducting work before the Board. The PTAB was created by the America Invents Act as a streamlined alternative to the slower and more cumbersome route IP litigation takes in federal court.  The PTAB Handbook

  • Helps readers navigate this new process more successfully
  • Provides insightful guidance from the PTAB’s growing body of decisions on how to work within the complex rules and procedures governing the Board
  • Offers extensive citations to the United States Code, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Federal Register, the USPTO Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, federal case law, and, of course, the orders of the Board and its many panels.  

Since the PTAB’s inception, more than 3,800 petitions have been filed, and thousands of decisions have been provided by more than 225 Administrative Patent Judges, and its output continues to grow. The authors have meticulously reviewed and analyzed the PTAB orders from the inception of the Board until this book was provided to the publisher, synthesizing the case law into the appropriate parts of this Handbook.  The PTAB Handbook explains how the Board is and has been applying its rules and making its decisions. The reader will have the benefit of this analysis and guidance, thereby saving countless hours of research.   

As the PTAB continues to issue decisions, quarterly revisions will be published on Bloomberg Law and Bloomberg BNA’s Intellectual Property Resource Center and provided in an annual print edition, and the book will continue to grow along with the PTAB’s body of work.

 


AUTHOR

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is a full-service law firm with a keen industry focus on energy & natural resources, financial services, real estate & construction, and technology. Based in the world's major financial, technology and energy centers, Pillsbury counsels clients on global regulatory, litigation and corporate matters. 

 

William P. Atkins  is a partner in the Intellectual Property Section of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. Bill has been lead counsel in more than 100 intellectual property litigations during his 23 years with the firm. He is a trial attorney and a registered patent attorney and is particularly grateful to the many Pillsbury attorneys and law clerks that helped make this publication a reality.

 


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