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Abstract

Judicial review of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("PTO") decisions is complex-- perhaps more than that of any other agency. One source of complexity is that courts review its decisions both collaterally and directly. One goal of this article is to map possible routes to judicial review and suggest strategies for avoiding jurisdictional uncertainties and delay. The core thesis of this article, however, is that parties should not need to cope with arcane review schemes. Direct PTO review can and ought to be simplified. This can be accomplished by adjusting the Federal Circuit's original and appellate jurisdiction.

Publication Date

1-1-2002

Journal Title

IDEA: The Journal of Law and Technology

Document Type

Article

Additional Information

This article was also made available as Paper 36 in the Pierce Law Faculty Scholarship Series by the New England Law Library Consortium (nellco.org).

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