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Ferret:    (noun) - An assiduous searcher; (verb) - To find by persistent investigation

Patent Board Ferret is the ultimate data resource for the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB), formerly known as the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI). Search below for specific types of data in the input fields across different types of decisions (see the hierarchy of boxes).

Decisions

Displays decisions data in table format in light of any search queries or filters.



All

26 Precedential, 180 Informative and 15733 Final Decisions Total

Analysis

Displays visual decisions data using one-variable graphs (pie-charts) or two variable graphs (using scatter-plot graphs).



Recapped

21 Precedential, 62 Informative and 8141 Final Decisions Reviewed

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Examination
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Video Channel Debut and Web Tutorial for Accessing PTAB decisions

05/24/2014

The Ferret now has a video channel here. Check out the first web tutorial on how to access decisions and related data using the PatentBoardFerret.com: http://youtu.be/PS9M7OdPR7E



Decoding the Complexities of PTAB Dispositions

03/13/2014

Analyzing all decisions at the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (Board) can provide better decision-making at each stage of patent prosecution--from evaluating risks associated with application drafting strategies to determining the strength of a particular rejection. Admittedly, only a fraction of the Board’s decisions (i.e., precedential and informative decisions) have the authority to convey how the PTO applies (or should apply) the Patent law. And of course certain types of higher-level decisions (i.e., Federal ... (Read the rest)



The Current Results of the Post-AIA Procedures at the PTAB: 15/15 Unpatentable

02/13/2014

To date, the PTAB has issued 15 Final Written Decisions of the post-AIA procedures Inter Partes Review and Covered Business Method. These procedures allow a third-party to request the Board to cancel as unpatentable one or more claims of a patent. So far, in each of the final written decisions, the Board has struck down at least one claim in the asserted patents as unpatentable. There has been some confusion surrounding how many decisions the ... (Read the rest)


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