PTAB Touts Soaring MTA Pilot Program, PTAB Litigation Blog

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On December 3, 2020, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) released data regarding the usage and success rates of its Motion to Amend (“MTA”) Pilot Program (“Pilot”). All PTAB cases instituted on or after March 15, 2019, are eligible for the Pilot, which provides two new options for MTA filers. The options include: (1) requesting preliminary guidance from the PTAB on a MTA and/or (2) filing a revised MTA after preliminary guidance or the petitioner’s opposition to the original MTA.

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