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Federal Circuit falling behind as PTAB appeals stack up

Michael Loney, New York


A backlog of Patent Trial and Appeal Board appeals is building up at the Federal Circuit. Finnegan’s Erika Arner discusses recent decisions of interest, including the appeals court affirming the invalidation of two patents cited in the creation of the covered business method patent programme

At the AIPLA annual meeting last week, Erika Arner of Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner gave an overview of PTAB appeals at the Federal Circuit. She said that appeals from the USPTO take an average of 10-11 months from...


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