What are your options after an unfavorable patent appeal decision?

Unfavorable Patent Appeal Decision An ex parte patent appeal decision by the PTAB that affirms an examiner’s rejections can seem like the end of the road, but you do have some options. You can go the litigation route by filing a civil lawsuit in federal district court or appealing to the Court of Appeals for […]

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What is a patent Fast-Track Appeal?

What is a Fast-Track Appeal? Appealing a rejected patent application can take years. Normally, an appeal to the PTAB would be taken up for decision in the order in which it was docketed. To shorten the ex parte patent appeal process, the USPTO launched a Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program on July 2, 2020. This is […]

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How long does an ex parte patent appeal take?

What is an ex parte patent appeal? An ex parte patent appeal is the process to seek review of a final rejection in a patent application by going above the examiner’s head to get the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The goal is to obtain a favorable decision by the Board that overturns the Examiner’s […]

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