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New Rules of Practice for Trials before the PTAB

A final rule has been published with amendments to the rules of practice before the PTAB.  The amendments are effective May 2 and apply to both petitions filed on or after May 2 as well as ongoing AIA preliminary preceding or trial before the office.  The rules make several changes, the most notable being: Allowing patent owners … Continue Reading

The Patent Bar Talked, and the USPTO Listened: Changes Now and More to Come for AIA Trial Practice

A recent blog post by USPTO Director Michelle Lee has garnered the attention of the patent bar – and rightfully so.1 Under Lee’s leadership, the USPTO is showing a genuine willingness to change and adapt the rules governing America Invents Act (“AIA”) trials before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”). In the span of less than … Continue Reading