May 6, 2020
In the article, “PTAB Judges Should Call Balls and Strikes, Not Throw Curve Balls,” Tim and Dave advocate for limits on the authority of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, pointing out, “By pursuing separate invalidity theories of its own making, the PTAB becomes inherently and improperly vested in a negative outcome for patent owners. This is simple human nature, no matter how rational or reasoned PTAB judges attempt to be.”
Tim and Dave have advocated on behalf of clients in numerous patent post-issuance proceedings as members of the Fitch Even PTAB Practice group.
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