PTAB Judges Discuss Recent Procedure Changes in Boardside Chat, PTAB Litigation Blog

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The Patent Trial and Appeal Board held a Boardside Chat on October 10, 2019, discussing the various recent changes made to PTAB procedures. The panel discussion featured Chief Judge Scott Boalick, Deputy Chief Judge Jackie Bonilla, Vice Chief Judge Tim Fink, and Lead Judge Kal Deshpande. The Judges covered various topics, including new standard operating procedures for paneling and for designating PTAB decisions as precedential or informative, the adoption of the Phillips claim construction standard, the Motion to Amend Pilot Program, the April 4, 2019 reexamination and reissue notice, the July 2019 updates to the Trial Practice Guide, and the 2019 revised subject matter eligibility guidance.

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