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October PTAB round-up: Filing holds up, CAFC IPR reviewability decisions, fee and patent agent privilege changes

Michael Loney, New York


The past four months have been stable for Patent Trial and Appeal Board filings, while October saw the Federal Circuit giving another ruling on reviewability of IPR institution in Medtronic, the PTAB issue Kyle Bass and printed publication decisions, and the USPTO propose fee increases and changes to patent agent privilege

The monthly numbers of Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) petitions filed for the past four months have been within a 14-petition range, after displaying volatility at the start of the year.

In October, 155 total PTAB petitions were filed....


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