PTAB filing falls in August but higher than 2016 average
The number of Patent Trial and Appeal Board petitions filed in August was slightly above 2016 average. The month also saw notable Federal Circuit decisions on common sense, motions to amend and claim construction
The 143 Patent Trial and Appeal Board petitions (PTAB) filed in August was down from 157 in July and the 2016 high of 176 in June. The monthly average for the year is now 140.8 petitions.
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