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USPTO Meetings Ban Due to Virus Unlikely to Disrupt Cases

Law360

13 Mar 2020
Reprinted with permission.

Alex Yap spoke to Law360 about the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s decision to call off all in-person meetings, including Patent Trial and Appeal Board hearings, in favor of phone or video conferences due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I believe the disruptions from the PTAB going remote will be minimal,” Alex said, noting that all of the board’s judges have laptops capable of videoconferencing and often already handle disputes over the phone and attend hearings remotely.

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