Partners Matt Johnson and Sarah Geers talk about former USPTO Director Andrei Iancu’s impact on the PTAB, and what we might expect from a new director under the Biden Administration. They also comment on why patent litigation filings remained active during COVID-19, and explain the factors the PTAB considers when exercising its discretion to deny an inter partes review, including parallel district court litigation involving the legitimacy of the same patent.

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Matt Johnson is one of the Firm's primary contacts on practice before the PTAB. Matt consults on nearly every one of Jones Day's nearly 400 PTAB cases to date. He currently serves as co-chair of Jones Day's PTAB practice.