Welcome to Skilled in the Art. I’m Law.com IP reporter Scott Graham. Today I’ve got analysis of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s first POP decision (that’s Precedential Opinion Panel for you non-PTAB wonks). Plus, the U.S. Supreme Court keeps making noise about revisiting Section 101, and Wilson Sonsini has snagged a Stanford University licensing legend. As always you can email me your thoughts and follow me on Twitter.


Left to right, PTAB Chief Judge Scott Boalick, Commissioner of Patents Drew Hirshfeld and PTO Director Andrei Iancu

OP Goes the PTAB

The PTAB’s POP panel has issued its first pronouncement.