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Why PTAB’s double threat is not causing panic yet

Michael Loney

The future of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board was placed in peril by two developments in June – a Supreme Court case that could find AIA trial unconstitutional and a bill in Congress that would completely gut the Board. But PTAB petitioners and fans of the Board have reason to be confident that both threats will be seen off

June was seemingly not a good month for Patent Trial and Appeal Board practitioners’ job security.

First, the US Supreme Court granted cert to Oil States Energy Services v Green’s Energy Group to assess whether inter partes review (IPR) violates...

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