SOUTHFIELD, MI – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Sangeeta Shah was featured in IAM’s May 10, 2018 article, “Change in claim construction at PTAB may not have a big practical impact but its message is clear.” The article focuses on the recent changes on the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) practices and their associated impact on IP practice.
Shah pointed out that the PTAB’s relative importance in claim construction was likely to increase. She stated, “Given the modified claim construction standard, and the increased likelihood of litigation stays following SAS, practitioners should be mindful that the PTAB’s claim construction ruling as the first by any adjudicatory body, will have greater significance across all forums,”
Shah is the Co-Chair of Brooks Kushman’s Post-Grant Proceedings practice. She regularly works with clients to challenge or defend patents via the new administrative trial procedures created under the America Invents Act (AIA). She is at the forefront of this changing landscape and its implications and works closely with clients to take proactive steps to obtain competitive advantage from an adversarial and patent procurement standpoint.
The full article can be found on IAM’s website here.