Hirshfeld Decisions Stand

HE HAD THE POWER – Hirshfeld Decisions Stand, PTAB Litigation Blog

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A panel of the Federal Circuit has again held that Commissioner Drew Hirshfeld had the requisite authority to act on requests for Director review of PTAB decisions during which the office of Director was vacant.  Fall Line Pats., LLC v. Unified Pats., LLC, No. 2019-1956, 2022 WL 17747862 at *2 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 19, 2022)  The Federal Circuit denied a prior challenge to Commissioner Hirshfeld’s authority during this period.

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