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Expedited Patent Appeal Pilot Program Client Alert

June 16, 2015

Cantor Colburn is alerting clients that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has announced a new program that allows an Applicant to withdraw one pending ex parte appeal in order to “make special” an appeal of a second application. The PTAB decision for the second application may then be received faster than would normally be expected. This program begins on June 19 and is designed reduce the PTAB's extensive backlog.

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