Judge Scott Boalick Formally Appointed Chief
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced today the appointment of Scott Boalick as Chief Judge for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Boalick has served as the acting Chief Judge for the PTAB since September 2018. Boalick begins his permanent role today.
Boalick was appointed to the Board in 2007. Prior to becoming the acting chief judge, he served as an administrative patent judge, lead judge, vice chief judge, and deputy chief judge.
Also today, the USPTO announced that Jacqueline Bonilla has been appointed as the Deputy Chief Judge of the PTAB, having served as the acting deputy chief judge of the PTAB since September 2018. Bonilla will also begin her position today.