Posts Tagged: APJ


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
3 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
4 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
5 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