Sep 25, 2020Legal
PTAB Introduces Online Form to Nominate Precedential/Informative Decisions

PTAB Seeks Public Input

Based on stakeholder feedback, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has added an online form (here) to the USPTO website that allows any member of the public to nominate any PTAB decision for precedential or informative designation.

Those nominating a decision must provide a case number, case name, and brief reasons for the nomination. They may optionally provide their name and email address. The online form is also accessible on the PTAB’s Precedential and informative decisions page of the USPTO website. The agency has consistently solicited feedback from the public on such designations, and the new interface is designed to encourage such submissions.

Scott A. McKeown is an author of the Patents Post Grant

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