Welcome to the latest edition of Skilled in the Art. I’m Law.com IP reporter Scott Graham. I’m reporting this week from the Berkeley-Stanford Advanced Patent Law Institute in Silicon Valley. We’ll hear from from former PTO Director Michelle Lee, four patent-savvy judges and a host of IP experts. I also have an update on what was once seen as a cutting-edge IP/antitrust case. As always you can share your thoughts and feedback with me at [email protected] and find me on Twitter at @scottkgraham.

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Ask Not for Whom the Director Stacks

Michelle Lee wants it known that she is not a PTAB panel stacker. During a Q&A on Thursday at the Advanced Patent Law Institute in Silicon Valley, the former USPTO director said she played no role personally in adding extra judges to Patent Trial and Appeal Board panels. Panel stacking was a major bone of contention during Supreme Court arguments last month in the Oil States case.

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