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APPEAL

If your patent application encounters a final rejection by an examiner, you have the right to appeal the decision to the Patent Trial Appeal Board (PTAB) within the Patent Office without the necessity of resorting to a federal court action. If the Patent Trial and Appeal Board sustains the examiner’s rejection, Applicants still have the option of appealing to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  

An appeal to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board is also a complex proceeding and a patent applicant will need experienced patent counsel for an appeal.  At Stonebridge IP, we have taken many cases to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, including filing appeal briefs and reply briefs, and presenting oral argument to the Board.  We can take your case to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board if necessary.  We are also admitted to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and can take your case all the way to the Federal Circuit when necessary as well.  We are a full-service patent law firm that can handle any issue that your patent application may encounter.

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