BNA discusses PTAB
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Understanding the relationship between patent cases in court and validity challenges at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board is essential for success in litigation today, according to a Nov. 12 Bloomberg BNA conference held at the offices of Wiley Rein LLP, Washington.
David E. Killough, assistant general counsel at Microsoft Corp., said PTAB issues are among the top issues in patent law today.
Panelists at the conference, co-chaired by James H. Wallace Jr. and Brian H. Pandya of Wiley Rein, zeroed in on the main take away for both challengers and patent owners: do everything you can upfront, because the PTAB's trial institution decision, which comes about six months after a petition is filed, is critical.