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Patent Neutral: Expanding Use of ADR for Settlement of Patent Disputes at the PTAB
The USPTO encourages participants to use ADR processes to facilitate resolution of complex conflicts. Essential to this process is the expertise of a qualified neutral who can evaluate IP issues and settle conflicts more efficiently than a PTAB proceeding. This guide describes how qualified neutrals can be engaged to help decide IP conflicts, particularly proceedings at the USPTO.