The PTAB has released a Frequently Asked Questions and Answers document.  The Questions and Answers are grouped into the following categories:

  • Effect of SAS on AIA proceedings generally
  • Effect of SAS on on-going partially-instituted proceedings
  • Effect of SAS on instituted challenges previously denied for statutory reasons
  • Effect of SAS on future challenges that could be denied for statutory reasons
  • Content of institution decisions post-SAS
  • For additional questions about SAS

The PTAB has also indicated the FAQs will be updated periodically and encourages stakeholders to continue submitting questions.