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Motion to Amend Pilot Program Extended (Again)

Motion to Amend Pilot Program Extended (Again)

By John Marlott - The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has again extended the Motion to Amend (MTA) Pilot Program at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The MTA Pilot Program provides a patent owner who files a motion to amend in a trial...

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PTAB Statistics Through Eleven Months of FY2022

PTAB Statistics Through Eleven Months of FY2022

By Matt Johnson – The institution rate for post-grant petitions in FY 2022 through the end of August 2022 (Oct. 1, 2021 through August 31, 2022) stands at 66% (706 instituted, 366 denied) compared to 59% in the previous fiscal year.  The Patent Office notes that on a...

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Experts and Expert Testimony in PTAB Proceedings

Experts and Expert Testimony in PTAB Proceedings

By Stephanie Mishaga and Matt Johnson - In a recent Boardside Chat webinar, a panel made up of PTAB judges and practicing attorneys discussed the use of experts and expert testimony in American Invents Act (AIA) proceedings.  The panelists stressed that well-prepared...

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