Given the large number of post-issuance proceedings now being handled by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the USPTO, seemingly every day brings the release of decisions and rulings that shed new light on how the PTAB is applying and interpreting both the substantive law and the relevant procedural rules that apply to these proceedings.

Keeping up with these decisions can inevitably be a challenge for both patent owners and those challenging the validity of patents, not to mention the legal practitioners representing those parties.  By focusing on post-issuance proceedings at the PTAB, this blog is intended to serve as a resource for all who have an interest in these proceedings.

Norton Rose Fulbright has a deep roster of lawyers with a wealth of experience in patent litigation, patent prosecution and post-issuance proceedings, many of whom serve as contributors to this blog.

We hope that you will check back often for reports, updates, commentary and insight on new decisions and other happenings related to patent challenges at the PTAB.