Commenting for Law360 on PTAB issues, Washington, DC principal Blair Jacobs said of ensuring transparency in any future case where the PTAB exercises its discretion in altering a decision, "That would accomplish two things: It would allow the PTAB judge to know why their discretion is being overridden ... and would teach them to conform better to what management and the director are seeking," he said. "And secondly, it would give practitioners some information that they could then use to analyze what their next steps are going to be." Read the article here.


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