nyt Friday, 11/10/17 06:40:53 PM Re: henery8th post# 42647 0 Post # of 49010 This is all fine and good but I'll tell you what...... I predict no real resolution will come out of all this......because none of it, as far as what I'm hearing, addresses the USPTO. The PTAB is part of the USPTO & as has already been shown, what is happening with this ridiculous setup is the USPTO approves the patents, supposedly with a huge & time consuming & expensive process where they are charged with doing major due diligence to look for prior art, among other elements of approval that are required for a patent.......all that, supposedly a process that is like the ultimate vetting of the applied for patent, not just some quick & easy pass. Remember, it takes years to get that patent approval........AND THEN...... this frikin PTAB comes along, at ANYBODY'S WHIM mind you, and some very hi percentage of time, reverses that hard earned patent process. This stinks to high heaven. It very much implies conflicts of interest and collusion between the PTAB, USPTO & big lobbying companies. Politics at its finest. So unless the USPTO is brought to bear in this Supreme Court hearing, whatever they rule will solve nothing and it will go on & on, most likely beyond the life of our patents. Watch & see.