Monday, August 7, 2017
Patent Validity Review Changes on Hold for Next PTO Director; Bloomberg BNA, August 3, 2017
Malathi Nayak, Bloomberg BNA; Patent Validity Review Changes on Hold for Next PTO Director
"Plans to change patent validity review proceedings at the Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board are on hold, the office’s interim director said Aug. 3.
“What direction we take with broad changes to PTAB would have to await the appointment of a permanent director,” Joseph Matal said at the quarterly meeting of the agency’s Patent Public Advisory Committee.
President Donald Trump hasn’t nominated a replacement for former Director Michelle K. Lee, who resigned in June."