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Volume19
Year2010
TitleAppealing Decisions of Stubborn Examining Attorneys: The Path of Ex Parte Appeal to the TTAB and Federal Circuit
Author(s)Todd Schneider
First Page141
AbstractIn this paper I discuss the path of appeal from an examining attorney's adverse decision, first to the TTAB and then to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. I imagine that, by the end of this discussion, readers will agree that the appeal process is both complex and expensive, and therefore should be undertaken only after careful consideration.