USPTO Seeks Comments on PTAB’s Discretionary Denials of Review

Latham & Watkins LLP

The USPTO may issue new rules on the current practices found in its “precedential” PTAB decisions.

Key Points:

..The PTAB often denies IPR and PGR petitions for reasons other than the merits of the petition, such as the advanced stage of a parallel district court case.

..The USPTO is seeking comments on its current practices for deciding when to deny IPR and PGR petitions.

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