New Mechanism Produces Rare Win
Earlier this week, the PTAB issued a rare win for a patent owner in an Director Rehearing. The Rehearing option, provided after the SCOTUS decision in Arthrex, enables a party to request the Director of the USPTO review the record prior to appeal to the Federal Circuit. To date, this option has not been any more successful than a typical panel rehearing request (not surprisingly). This week’s decision may shed some light on the type of issues that may catch the Director’s eye.
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