Intellectual Property Practice Launches Patent Trial and Appeal Board Book of Jargon®

New glossary of 130 terms used in Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Proceedings.

May 18, 2015

Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce the launch of its Book of Jargon® - Patent Trial and Appeal Board, a glossary of PTAB and related legal terminology. It is available as an online web-based application/resource and as a free mobile app on iTunes for Apple devices and on Google Play for Android devices. The Book of Jargon® - Patent Trial and Appeal Board can also be accessed on the firm’s website under the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice.

From “APJ” to “Vertical Redundancy,” the Book of Jargon® - Patent Trial and Appeal Board is a comprehensive library of terms used at the PTAB, verbiage oft-used by professionals in patent litigation and other commonly used legal phrases and definitions.

“Since the inception of the America Invents Act (AIA) on September 16, 2012, the number of PTAB petitions has grown exponentially, nearly triple the predictions. Given the complexity of these proceedings and new jargon, we saw the need for a broad PTAB glossary to help both the novice and industry expert quickly learn or reference the terminology of this growing arena,” said Bob Steinberg, Intellectual Property Litigation Partner.

PTAB proceedings at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) are fast-moving ─ frequently completed within a 12 to 18 month statutory framework. Because PTAB proceedings progress more like litigation than patent prosecution, Latham’s litigation approach to these proceedings takes advantage of lawyers’ writing, cross examination and oral advocacy and presentation skills, honed through years of successfully trying patent cases.

“Latham has gained a unique perspective, through firsthand experience at the PTAB, on the strategic implications and intersection of PTAB practice and patent litigation,” said Matthew Moore, global co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice group. “We are excited to offer this innovative tool to the intellectual property community as we continue to grow our PTAB practice and develop and share our expertise in this field.”

The Book of Jargon® - Patent Trial and Appeal Board is the eighth in a series of Books of Jargon®, which provide a comprehensive online A-Z library covering European capital markets and bank finance, global M&A, global restructuring, US corporate and bank finance, hedge funds, Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) and US project finance terms and acronyms. The firm also offers a Global Merger Regimes™ app.

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Notes to Editors
1 Latham & Watkins operates as a limited liability partnership worldwide with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in the United Kingdom, France and Italy and affiliated partnerships conducting the practice in Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. Latham & Watkins practices in Saudi Arabia in association with the Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi.

Bob Steinberg, Intellectual Property Litigation Partner, +1.213.891.8989
Matthew Moore, Global Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group, +1.202.637.2278

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