MaxVal’s PTAB Review Alert - now enables attorneys and applicants to track the proceedings instituted at the PTAB.
MaxVal has expanded its alert services with the release of PTAB (Patent Trial and Appeal Board)
Review Alerts for AIA post-grant, interference and inter partes review.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (formerly BPAI-Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences) duties include review of adverse decisions of patent examiner, review of appeals from the applicant for re-examinations, derivation proceedings; inter partes and post-grant reviews, and rendering decisions on interferences.
The PTAB constitutes of The Director, the Deputy Director, the Commissioner for Patents, the Commissioner for Trademarks, and the administrative patent judges.
The secretary, in the Director’s discretion, shall appoint the Administrative patent judges of competent legal knowledge and scientific ability, to hear and decide appeals from decisions of primary examiners as well as to reissue and re-examine patents.
Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Leahy-Smith America Invents Act – is a new act that made some significant changes in the AIA effective from September 16, 2011, particularly shifting from the "First-to-Invent" (FTI)” to the "First-Inventor-to-File (FITF)”. It also added post-grant review and inter partes review and eliminated interference proceedings.
Three member panel
Unlike before, now only the PTAB can permit rehearings. Also, a panel with a minimum of three Administrative patent judges appointed by the Director shall hear post-grant review, inter partes review and patent interferences.