Non-registered practitioners may, in limited circumstances, be permitted to appear before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board on a pro hac vice basis. 37 C.F.R § 42.10(c). In a previous discussion on this topic, I relayed the explanation of Chief Judge Smith that was provided on the USPTO website (America Invents Act (AIA) micro site) relative to the philosophies behind the PTAB’s pro hac vice rule proposal.
Earlier this month, an expanded panel of the PTAB issued the first order authorizing motions for pro hac vice admission in (IPR2013-00010) (order here).
The Order outlines the requirements for the motion an accompanying declaration as follows: Read the rest of this entry »