New Pilot Will Not Accelerate Post-Grant Matters
Last week the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced plans for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) to begin accepting petitions for expedited resolution of ex parte appeals. The program, entitled “Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program” launched July 2, 2020. (here)
But, the program may not benefit all appellants. And it is important to understand that the program is not offering an appeal timeline (start to finish) that spans 6 months.
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