(This article first appeared on IPWatchDog)
It has come to our attention that supporters of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) are claiming that the facts and figures presented in various IPWatchdog.com articles are erroneous. That is not the case. In fact, the criticism of some borders on outright misrepresentation.
As the facts laid out in this article will show, the PTAB is substantially more likely to find patents to be defective than a Federal District Court, and in fact have found numerous patents to be defective even after patentability has been confirmed in federal courts. This reality presents a significant problem for patent owners, and should be a serious concern for anyone at all concerned with separation of powers.
To read the rest Gene Quinn, Steve Brachmann, Paul Morinville, and Josh Malone’s Article, click here.