Current Developments at the PTAB

The USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board

March 20, 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

Dell, Inc. v. Acceleron, LLC, No. 2017‑1101 (Fed. Cir. Mar. 19, 2018) (Moore, Reyna (author), Taranto, JJ.). Consistent with Board practice and rules, the Board was not obligated, following a remand from the Federal Circuit, to consider a new argument improperly presented for the first time at oral argument in the earlier, initial proceeding before the Board. Slip op. at 7‑10.

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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.