Current Developments at the PTAB

The USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board

January 9, 2018

This page presents noteworthy cases and developments at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, pertinent rulemaking packages, and court decisions affecting the PTAB.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Wi-Fi One, LLC v. Broadcom Corp., No. 2015‑1944 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 8, 2018) (en banc). USPTO determinations of whether the petitioner or its privy was served with a patent infringement complaint more than one year prior to the petition for inter partes review are subject to judicial review, notwithstanding that decisions whether to institute a proceeding are generally not reviewable, as the time limitation implicates the Director’s statutory authority to institute a proceeding in the first instance. Slip op. at 17‑21.

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Practice Manual for the PTAB

Joel is the author of The Patent Trial and Appeal Board: Advocacy and Practice, Second Edition. To purchase the book, please visit PG Direct.