ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Law and the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) today announced the findings of a recent nationwide survey of patent attorneys and agents that gauged their feedback regarding proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The survey suggests that initial complaints about the rate of invalidity decisions issued by the PTAB have largely subsided as the findings indicate that attorneys representing patent owners are growing accustomed to and finding value in trials at the tribunal, which were initially criticized for the rate of invalidity decisions issued. The survey report is available for complimentary download at http://on.bna.com/iyq2308zxMT.
"We're pleased to partner with AIPLA to obtain and share insights of leading patent attorneys into this important matter," said Alex Butler, Vice President and General Manager, Bloomberg Law. "Timely perspectives on the implications of patent law from patent-holders, challengers and law firm practitioners is one example why Bloomberg Law customers rely on us. Our intellectual property news and editorial teams' unique and deep coverage of domestic and international news, legal decisions, regulatory developments, and supporting practice tools and data simply cannot be found on traditional platforms."
"One of AIPLA's core missions is to reach out to our members to understand their insight on important issues," said AIPLA President Mark Whitaker. "We've pursued this outreach with this member survey, through a partnership with Bloomberg BNA, which tells us that the initial concerns over PTAB proceedings may no longer be applicable. This is vital information that all PTAB practitioners should care about. We're excited to share these survey results, and we're equally excited to have partnered with Bloomberg Law on this research."
The survey was conducted online in late 2016 and was completed by over 160 patent attorneys and agents.
Results of the survey findings will be discussed at Bloomberg Law's 2017 Outlook on Intellectual Property event, which is being held in San Francisco on Thursday, February 9. For additional information and registration for the complimentary afternoon event, visit http://on.bna.com/ObC6308BJQm.
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About The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), formed in 1897, is a national bar association made up of primarily lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community. AIPLA members represent individuals, companies and institutions and are directly or indirectly involved in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property.
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SOURCE Bloomberg Law; AIPLA