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Foley & Lardner LLP: USPTO Issues Proposed Rules Packages to Implement America Invents Act

By Stephen B. Maebius , Courtenay Brinckerhoff , Kristel Schorr and Benjamin A. Berkowitz On February 7, 2012, the USPTO released seven proposed rules packages to implement the new trial proceedings that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board) will conduct under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act...

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office To Implement New Patent Quality Process

From the USPTO : Derivation Proceeding Ensures Inventors Obtain Patents for their Inventions Washington - The U.S. Department of Commerce's U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced today [Sept. 10th] that it is creating a new proceeding designed to ensure the first person to...

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP: Trials Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO

As previously reported, last month the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued rules ("Rules") and a trial practice guide ("Guide") for trials before the newly created Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The USPTO began conducting trials before the PTAB on September 17,...