Conservatives for Property Rights Letter on PTAB Reform
Dear Chairman Graham, Ranking Member Feinstein, Chairman Tillis, and Ranking Member Coons:
The undersigned write to inform you that we are encouraged by recent steps taken to curb the marked imbalance of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) processes and practices that have contributed to the unreliability and reduced quality of issued patents.
These changes have been initiated by U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) leadership following careful review of the status quo or taken in response to judicial rulings. The bottom line is that PTO has recently made changes that begin to remediate patent reliability and to promote the rule of law.