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New proposals aimed at revamping the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s processes may create more problems than they solve, as Muireann Bolger finds.
As the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) unveils plans promising wide-sweeping reforms to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), some have been left decidedly underwhelmed by the much-anticipated blueprint.
Nicholas Matich, principal at McKool Smith, is forthright in his disappointment.
“At first glance, the USPTO’s recent advanced notice of proposed rulemaking provides some relief for patent owners from PTAB abuse by large technology companies,” he says.
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