Tuesday, May 25, 2021

New tool available to help appellants prepare ex parte appeal briefs

In celebration of National Inventors Month, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has released a new tool to help inventors, pro se appellants, new practitioners, and those interested in learning more about the PTAB file an ex parte appeal brief.

The new appeal brief tool has two parts:

  • A Word document template that serves as the starting point for your brief; and
  • A PDF that provides general guidance on the various sections in the template.

Find these documents on the Preparing an ex parte appeal brief page on the USPTO website.