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Guest post and infographic: Analysing the PTAB in 2016

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Patent Trial and Appeal Board institution rates fell and survival rates increased over the course of 2016. Finnegan's Joshua L Goldberg, Daniel F Klodowski, and David C Seastrunk analyse the year's post-grant proceeding statistics, including revealing that only three out of 43 motions to amend were granted in 2016


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All post-grant proceedings at the USPTO start with the filing of a petition and progress through two general phases – a pre-institution phase and a post-institution phase. The USPTO's Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)...

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