Director Review PTAB Must Articulate Bases for Se

Director Review: PTAB Must Articulate Bases for Section 325(d) Denial, PTAB Litigation Blog

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Director Vidal recently vacated the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) decision to deny institution of three petitions for inter partes review (IPR), citing insufficient explanation for denial under 35 U.S.C. §325(d).  Specifically, Director Vidal held that the PTAB’s institution decision did not adequately address Petitioner’s contention that there were material differences between the arguments made in its Petition and those considered during examination of the disputed patents.

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