Current Developments at the PTAB

The USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board

May 14, 2019

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

AVX Corp. v. Presidio Components, Inc., No. 2018‑1106 (Fed. Cir. May 13, 2019) (Newman, O’Malley, Taranto (author), JJ.). The Federal Circuit ruled that the petitioner in an inter partes review proceeding lacked Article III standing to appeal the Board’s final written decision. The court stated that neither estoppel arising out of the Board’s decision nor a feared loss of competitive ability should the petitioner decide to engage in arguably infringing activities constitutes an injury in fact sufficient to support Article III standing.

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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.