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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...

Patents Post-Grant: Enhanced Patent Reexamination Speed Coming Soon?

Reduction in Incoming Requests & InterPartes Workload to Free Up Resources Much attention has been given to the contested proceedings of the newly formed Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) since enactment of the America Invents Act (AIA) last fall. Starting in September of 2012, these new...

Patents Post-Grant: Obtaining an Electronic Filing Date at the PTAB

Satisfying the Electronic Filing Requirements of PRPS As discussed earlier this week [Aug. 20-24], the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) of the USPTO will shortly begin rolling out a new electronic filing system to support the post grant patent trial proceedings of the America invents Act. Unless...