New year, new style! We are shifting our focus on The CAP·impact Podcast from exclusively looking under the capitol dome in California and the surround sprawl of government buildings that make California’s state government to look at the tangible impacts legal academics are having on public policy at the local, state, and federal level all over the United States.

We are kicking this new series off with an interview with Texas A&M Professor Saurabh Vishnubhakat, who has helped in  refining PTAB – Patent Trial and Appeal Board – adjudication process for patents that takes place within the U.S. Patent Office. He is a former agency advisor and his work has been extensively cited. Prof. Vishnubhakat has been cited in Federal Circuit opinions, Patent Office rulemaking, Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Government Accountability Office reports on the patent system, as well more than twenty U.S. Supreme Court briefs on 10 different patent cases.

You can find his work on his Texas A&M faculty page or on his website

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