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Oct. 19, 2017

The Hill Opinion: Anti-innovation patent tribunal is begging SCOTUS to check its power, by Charles Sauer

This post originally appeared in The Hill on October 19, 2017.

Lost among the August doldrums was a demonstration by a group of inventors outside of the U.S. Patent and Trade Office (PTO) in Alexandria, Va.

In early August, several inventors and their kids gathered with signs, news cameras, and an ample amount of security — watching them, not protecting them — while they burned their U.S. patents. The inventors were demonstrating against the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) an Administrative Tribunal that has run amok.