Decoding the Complexities of PTAB Dispositions

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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 […]

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Notable Features Provide Useful Results

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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 […]

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Top 10 Deficiencies of the PTAB’s website

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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 […]

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The Vision of This Blog

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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.

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