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USPTO’s Matal hints at PTAB improvements

Michael Loney, Washington DC


Joseph Matal, who is performing the duties of USPTO director, gave a speech discussing the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, including upcoming USPTO guidance on Aqua Products, how the precedential General Plastic opinion will reduce serial attacks on the same patent, the evolving 325(d) jurisprudence, and two PTAB cases he thought have a shot of being taken up by the Supreme Court

Joseph Matal has been busy giving speeches these past few months – "I feel like I’ve become the "It Girl" of the IP speaking circuit," he confided at the beginning of a keynote speech at AIPLA’s annual meeting opening plenary...


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