In response to USPTO Director Kathi Vidal’s decision to intervene in two controversial cases before the PTAB, Washington, DC principal Nick Matich said, “Petitions from uninterested third-parties, particularly when coupled with explicit demands for payment from patent holders, undermine the integrity of the patent system. Oversight of important PTAB decisions from the Director is critical to maintaining the integrity of the patent system. APJs are dedicated career civil servants, but only the Director is politically accountable to the President and Senate.” Read the article here.


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