COSTA MESA, CALIF.- The US Patent Trial and Appeal Board recently issued a number of important precedents, including Lectrosonics Inc. v. Zaxcom Inc. This case saw the PTAB outline new guidance on motions to amend, including new options for the amendment process.

Womble Bond Dickinson IP litigation attorney Brent Babcock discussed the implications of the Lectrosonics decision with Law360. Babcock said the ruling should give future litigants greater certainty as to what they can expect regarding procedural aspects relating to motions to amend.

“I think it takes out that potential variable of panel dependency, which you don’t want in these cases,” said Babcock, who leads Womble Bond Dickinson’s PTAB Trials Practice Group.

Click here to read “A Look Back At The PTAB's Busy Two Weeks Of Precedents” at Law360 .

Brent Babcock represents high-technology clients in every aspect of intellectual property disputes, focusing on federal district court litigation throughout the country, trials and post-grant patent proceedings before the USPTO's Patent Trial and Appeal Board and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings, including domestic and international arbitrations. His practice also includes pre-litigation counseling, pre-interference and post-grant proceeding consulting, and appellate briefing and oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.