Resources

Links

Below are links that are important for the PTAB Bar community:

Official Site for the PTAB (link)

Patent Trial and Appeal Board End to End (PTAB E2E) (link)

PTAB Documents

The following documents contain important information for the PTAB Bar community. They define how the PTAB conducts post-grant review trials:

  • Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, Pub. L. 112–29 (Sept. 16, 2011) (link)
  • Leahy-Smith America Invents Technical Corrections, Pub. L. 112–274 (Jan. 14, 2013) (link)
  • Consolidated Laws (April 2013) (link)
  • Consolidated Rules (May 2016) (link)
  • Office Patent Trial Practice Guide, Final Rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 48756 (Aug. 14, 2012) (link)
  • Rules of Practice for Trials Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and Judicial Review of Patent Trial and Appeal Board Decisions, Final Rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 48612 (Aug. 14, 2012) (link)
  • Changes to Implement Inter Partes Review Proceedings, Post-Grant Review Proceedings, and Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents, Final Rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 48680 (Aug. 14, 2012) (link)
  • Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents—Definitions of Covered Business Method Patent and Technological Invention, Final Rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 48734 (Aug. 14, 2012) (link)
  • Amendments to the Rules of Practice for Trials Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Final Rule, 80 Fed. Reg. 28561 (May 19, 2015) (link)
  • Amendments to the Rules of Practice for Trials Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Final Rule, 81 Fed. Reg. 18750 (Apr. 1, 2016) (link)