Patent Appeal Board

The Patent Appeal Board is an advisory body made up of senior Patent Office officials.

In carrying out his duties, the Commissioner of Patents makes decisions that are quasi-judicial in nature.
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The role of the Patent Appeal Board

At the Patent Appeal Board (PAB), we review rejected applications, chair re-examination boards, review rejections of re-issue applications and more.
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How to become a Patent or Trademark Agent

To become an agent, you may need to qualify by examination. Find out: