PTAB Judges and Hearings at the USPTO Satellite Offices

Robert Greene Sterne, a founding director of intellectual property law firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C., explains the process of recruiting and selecting judges to staff the new Patent Trial & Appeal Board and the USPTO's satellite offices in Denver, Detroit, Dallas, and Silicon Valley. With a large number of new Administrative Patent Judges with excellent legal and technical backgrounds, the USPTO hopes to begin clearing the backlog of cases over the next few years.

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