Fenwick & West has launched an interactive PTAB Database that details proceedings filed with the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board – providing quick and easy access to information about PTAB decisions.
With the creation of PTAB by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, core aspects of resolving validity disputes are now governed by newly designed post-grant opposition proceedings. Fenwick’s database offers a searchable tool to follow the latest developments in the post-grant space and to examine key takeaways from recent PTAB decisions.
The PTAB database is designed to help users draw insights into post-grant proceedings trends as they begin to emerge. Currently, the bulk of cases deal with prior art issues, but in both Covered Business Method (CBM) proceedings and in Post-Grant Review proceedings issues of patent eligibility under Section 101 arise. Information about new cases will be added to the database regularly.
The dots on the graph represent recent PTAB decisions. The dots are sorted chronologically by decision date and color coded by issue category. Users choose categories by checking the corresponding box and scrolling over each dot to view details about that proceeding, including the decision date, case name and key takeaways.
To access the PTAB database, click here: PTAB Database