5 Takeaways: Ex Parte Appeals: A Multi-Year & Expensive Trajectory or an Allowance within 2 Months?
Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys Kate Gaudry, Ph. D. and Sameer Vadera recently presented to the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) Software Related Inventions Committee regarding “Ex Parte Appeals: A Multi-Year & Expensive Trajectory or an Allowance within 2 Months?”
5 Key Takeaways from the presentation include:
Options after receiving a Final Rejection:
Traditional opinions of disadvantages of an appeal:
Research Result #1 — Many appeals receive quick and positive results:
Research Result #2 — Applications assigned to art units with higher allowance rates are more likely to have quick and positive results:
Conclusion — Appeals offer different advantages in different circumstances: