Post-Issue patentability trials at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board have become wildly more popular than was expected when they were introduced in September 2012.  Petition filing rates have been nearly four times the levels originally predicted.  The following video, available in our PTAB Fundamentals section, discusses PTAB statistics and likely reasons for PTAB-trial popularity.

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Matt Johnson is one of the Firm's primary contacts on practice before the PTAB. Currently co-chairing the Firm's PTAB subpractice and involved in proceedings at the Board since the first day of their availability in September 2012, Matt regularly represents clients as both petitioners and patent owners at the Board. He further works as an advocate for clients in appeals from Board proceedings at the Federal Circuit.