ARLINGTON, Va., March 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg BNA today announced the publication of "The PTAB Handbook," which incorporates the wealth of intellectual property (IP) decisions issued by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) into a single, useful reference that informs readers of the best methods for conducting work before the Board. The handbook was edited by patent and trial attorney William P. Atkins, a partner in the Intellectual Property Section of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. The book is available on Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg BNA's Intellectual Property Resource Center, and in print.
IP attorneys will benefit from the insightful guidance into the PTAB's growing and changing body of decisions being created daily by its more than 250 Administrative Law Judges. "The PTAB Handbook" offers IP practitioners a comprehensive review and analysis of PTAB orders, provides insight on how the Board has been applying its rules and making its decisions, and offers guidance on how to work within the complex rules and procedures governing the Board.
"Reading daily reports and certain Board decisions is simply not enough to fully appreciate the evolving strategies and developing trends as PTAB decisions continue to define and change the legal landscape," said Atkins. "Practitioners need a resource such as 'The PTAB Handbook' because it puts the many decisions in context so that the appropriate strategies can be identified for your clients and used to handle increasingly important PTAB activity."
As the PTAB continues to issue decisions, "The PTAB Handbook" will be updated on a quarterly basis on Bloomberg Law and Bloomberg BNA's Intellectual Property Resource Center as well as published in an annual print edition.
For more information on this book and to order a copy, visit http://www.bna.com/ptab-handbook-p57982059574/.
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