The Ferret now has a video channel here. Check out the first web tutorial on how to access decisions and related data using the PatentBoardFerret.com: http://youtu.be/PS9M7OdPR7E
Analyzing all decisions at the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (Board) can provide better decision-making at each stage of patent prosecution–from evaluating risks associated with application drafting strategies to determining the strength of a particular rejection. Admittedly, only a fraction of the Board’s decisions (i.e., precedential and informative decisions) have the authority to convey how […]
To date, the PTAB has issued 15 Final Written Decisions of the post-AIA procedures Inter Partes Review and Covered Business Method. These procedures allow a third-party to request the Board to cancel as unpatentable one or more claims of a patent. So far, in each of the final written decisions, the Board has struck down […]
The website PatentBoardFerret.com is officially live, meaning that the features have been implemented, tested, and are ready for use. The following is a list of these features organized by the advantages they can provide. Quick and Simple Decision Lookup – From the front page, you can lookup a decision by its name without knowing which […]
Through FOIA, the PTO makes available most decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), formerly known as Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI). It does so through a number of different web pages. The website works well in some respects, but in 10 important ways, the PTO’s website is deficient. The PatentBoardFerret.com […]
As the first post, it’s only appropriate to start by mapping out a vision for this blog. This blog will be a powerful complement to patentboardferret.com and will serve as the white paper for trends, developments, historical facts and current data of the PTAB. Stay tuned for interesting posts.