Bridget Smith, partner at Lowenstein & Weatherwax LLP, was quoted in an article published by Law360 on September 18, 2019, regarding the USPTO’s brief to the Federal Circuit on the level of deference that should be given to decisions by the Precedential Opinion Panel (POP) of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  The article quoted Ms. Smith’s observations that the USPTO believes the POP process to be a viable alternative to notice-and-comment rulemaking. The article may be accessed (subscription required) at this link.