PTAB round-up: quarterly filing rebounds; an end to BRI?; two informative decisions; first derivation trial instituted
Patent Trial & Appeal Board developments in March included the most post-grant review petitions filed in a month, a predicted switch to the Philips standard, two informative decisions involving 35 USC § 325(d), and the Board instituting trial to a derivation petition for the first time
Filing figures for March and the quarter
March had the fewest Patent Trial and Appeal Board petitions filed so far this year. The 131 petitions was below February’s 143 and January’s 137.
However, March was notable for having...
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