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Baker Botts Patent Lawyers State Two Big Impacts from Today’s Aqua Products Ruling

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SAN FRANCISCO, October 4, 2017 – Baker Botts’ Intellectual Property lawyers comment on the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision today in Aqua Products, Inc. v. Matal, a case challenging the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) rules for amending patent claims in America Invents Act (AIA) reviews.

Baker Botts patent partners Wayne Stacy, Sarah Guske and Eliot Williams have been closely tracking the case and are available to comment on the Court’s ruling – a decision which presents two separate issues. It impacts the PTAB, but more significantly, the decision will affect the IPR process and may significantly increase the number of those proceedings where proposed amendments are presented by the patent owner.

To speak with a Baker Botts lawyer on this case, please contact Brecke Boyd at, or +1.202.639.7896. The Aqua Products, Inc. v. Matal ruling is found at the following link -

With over 180 IP lawyers and patent professionals, holding over 200 technical degrees, Baker Botts has an incredibly deep bench of practitioners with a wealth of experience in patent litigation, patent prosecution and post-grant proceedings. Learn more about Baker Botts’ IP Practice.


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