Buffalo Intellectual Property Law Journal Publishes its First Themed Publication
The Buffalo Intellectual Property Law Journal (BIPLJ),which was established in 2001 is one of six student-run law journals at SUNY Buffalo Law School. The BIPLJ is pleased to announce the publication of Volume XI, the Journal’s first themed publication, which focuses on AIA Post-Grant Review and PTAB proceedings. These critical proceedings create a new method for review of patent validity after issuance. This publication is BIPLJ’s largest publication to date and is also the Journal’s first volume entirely dedicated to patents in over ten years. The articles in this publication examine best practices for current PTAB standards and investigate up-and-coming issues that IP attorneys will face within these proceedings. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this is the first multi-article law school publication dealing exclusively with these new proceedings.
Volume XI features one student note and seven articles. The student note, titled “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow? Post-Grant Review and PTAB Interpretation of § 101 Subject Matter After Myriad” was written by recent graduate of SUNY Buffalo Law School, Conor T. Flynn, (Class of 2015) and examines the power of the USPTO in PTAB proceedings and what role the Court of Appeals should take in reviewing PTAB decisions.
The seven articles were written by attorneys practicing before the PTAB, as well as those closely tracking the statistics of PTAB decisions. Several authors are from the law firm of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett, & Dunner, LLP, located in Washington D.C. and nationally recognized as one of the top intellectual property firms in the country. Also represented are the law firms of McNeill Baur PLLC, Paul Hastings LLP, and Unified Patents, Inc.
The BIPLJ Executive Board would like to thank all of the authors for their work and especially Tom Irving and Stacy Lewis for their hard work in helping the Journal coordinate with all of the authors. With the success of the Journal’s first themed publication, the BIPLJ is already planning its next themed publication for next year.