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Karl Renner Quoted in Law360 Article, "3 Emerging Trends At The PTAB"

May 8, 2017

Media Mention

Karl Renner Quoted in Law360 Article, "3 Emerging Trends At The PTAB"

May 8, 2017

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Karl Renner (Principal) was quoted in Law360 article, “3 Emerging Trends At The PTAB” on May 4, 2017.

Ensuring Due Process

W. Karl Renner, a principal at Fish & Richardson PC, said that in the past, when a petitioner asked to file that additional brief, the answer was almost always no. But it seems that might be changing.

“I see far more often the board is really considering that and more often giving the party an opportunity to brief,” Renner said.

And it’s not just at the institution stage. Renner said the same thing also appears to be happening later in proceedings, when either the patent owner or the petitioner reaches out to the board and asks for a chance for more briefing.

“The PTAB has got more tolerance for [sur-replies] now because of these cases,” Renner said.

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