Patents Post-Grant: General Litigators to Practice Before the New Patent Trial & Appeal Board?

Patent Bar Required or Not? The USPTO continues to work to fashion rules to implement the new post grant proceedings of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA). One can only speculate that the new "trial" like, post grant proceedings of the AIA will be closely modeled on the procedures...

Patents Post-Grant: Tech Giants Weigh in On USPTO Post Grant Rule Making Effort

Group 2 Comments on AIA Implementation Due to USPTO Tomorrow As pointed out last week, the USPTO has been busy fashioning new rules to implement the various provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA). Comments on Group 2 Rules , which include Inter Partes Review & Post Grant,...

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC: Post-Grant Review and Inter Partes Review – New Tools from the America Invents Act

By Elizebeth M. Maag The new patent law creates two new post grant review provisions to provide administrative alternatives for parties to challenge the validity of issued patents more quickly and more cost effectively than in traditional litigation. These provisions are identified as post-grant...

USPTO Proposes Rules of Practice for Trials before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and Judicial Review of Patent Trial and Appeal Board Decisions

From the US Patent and Trademark Office: Washington - The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has proposed a consolidated set of rules related to trial practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The proposed rules implement the provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act...