PTAB / Printed Publications
Board finds thesis is self-authenticating as an ancient document
Despite lack of evidence regarding a library’s cataloguing and indexing practices in 1994, the Board deemed a thesis self-authenticating as an ancient document under FRE 901(b)(8). The Board also noted that the “document was found in a place of natural custody and is the type of document that falls within the policy of the rule.”
Eli Lilly & Co. v. Teva Pharm. Int’l, IPR2018-01710, Paper 69 (PTAB March 31, 2020).