Posts Tagged: Administrative Patent Judge


PTAB Chief Attempts to Explain Expanded Panel Decisions, Sovereign Immunity at PPAC

Given the PTAB's ability to make decisions precedential, Ruschke's argument about how important and meaningful it is to have expanded panels to ensure uniformity misses the mark. …

Why is PTAB spending precious resources killing good patents?

Patents that have withstood scrutiny in Article III federal courts are not bad patents, they are good patents, and they ought not to be struck down by …
By Gene Quinn
1 month ago 28

St. Regis Tribe requests oral hearing, seeks discovery on political pressure at PTAB

The St. Regis tribe is seeking discovery on due process concerns posed by the potential of political or third-party pressure asserted to “reach an outcome inconsistent with …

Lessons from Five Years of PTAB Trials

As we mark the fifth anniversary of the effective date of Patent Trial and Appeal Board trials on September 16, we find that the early years of the …
By Jennifer Bush
5 months ago 40

The only solution for the transgressions of the PTAB is to disband this runaway tribunal

Hiring senior associates to be Administrative Patent Judges was a mistake, hiring so many senior associates from the same firm was an even bigger mistake. Making it …
By Gene Quinn
5 months ago 51

USPTO admits to stacking PTAB panels to achieve desired outcomes

The USPTO admits that the Director does not have statutory authority to adjudicate an issue after a panel has been chosen, but argues that the Director can …
By Gene Quinn
6 months ago 60

Misleading PTO statistics hide a hopelessly broken PTAB

While the Patent Office likes to tout statistics that assert most patent claims challenged in IPR are not invalidated, those statistics are simply not credible. When reporting …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 16

USPTO proposes pilot where a single APJ would make IPR institution decisions

Presently the USPTO has a panel of three APJs decide whether to institute a trial, and then normally has the same three-APJ panel conduct the trial, if …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 5

Practice Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board

The one thing that will be markedly different from federal court practice, however, is that for the most part only registered Patent Attorneys or Patent Agents will …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 3

Meet the USPTO’s New Administrative Patent Judges

You may have heard, but the USPTO is hiring. Not only is the USPTO searching for Administrative Patent Judges, but they are finding some extremely well qualified …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 2

9 New Administrative Patent Judges Sworn in at the USPTO

On Thursday, March 1, 2012, at 2:00pm ET, the United States Patent and Trademark Office held a ceremony in the North Auditorium of the Madison Building on the campus …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 1