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The PTAB Handbook, Second Edition

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.

Price: $195.00 Main Volume

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

Updated from Bloomberg BNA, The PTAB Handbook, Second Edition 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 advises readers on the best methods for conducting work before the Board. The PTAB was created by the America Invents Act as a streamlined alternative to the route IP litigation takes in federal court. This invaluable 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 5,200 petitions have been filed, and thousands of decisions have been provided by more than 250 Administrative Patent Judges, and its output continues to grow. The PTAB Handbook explains how the Board is and has been applying its rules and making its decisions.

New in the Second Edition:

  • Analysis of the 2016 final rule amending PTAB trial practice, effective on May 2, 2016, and applicable to all AIA petitions filed on or after that date, and ongoing preliminary proceeding or trial before the PTAB
  • Discussion of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in In re Cuozzo Speed Technologiesconfirming that claim construction within a CBM, IPR, or PGR involves the “broadest reasonable interpretation
  • And many more developing trends and insights into PTAB litigation

Quarterly revisions of this handbook are published on Bloomberg Law and Bloomberg BNA’s Intellectual Property Resource Center and provided in an annual print edition, and the book continues 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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