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Patent Office Interim Process Aimed To Improve Consistency, PTAB Litigation Blog

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On May 26, 2022, the Patent Office issued its “Interim Process for PTAB Decision Circulation And Internal PTAB Review”.  The Office issued the Process to explain its new procedures for circulating pre-issuance decisions, which were designed to promote open decision-making and reinforce that the panel’s adoption of any feedback from the process is optional.  The Process also makes clear that “the Director is not involved, pre-issuance, in directing or otherwise influencing any panel decisions.” 

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