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Reviewing “a tremendous year of change” for the PTAB

Ellie Mertens, New York


In 2018, partial institution at the PTAB was outlawed, the real party in interest definition expanded in scope and claim construction rules were changed. This year promises to be eventful too

Between the change in leadership at the USPTO, rule changes at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and impactful cases, “it’s been a tremendous year of change” at the Board, said Karl Renner, principal at Fish & Richardson, in...


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