Monday, March 5, 2012

PTO Publishes Proposed Rules for Inter Partes Review, Post Grant Review, etc.

In February 2012, the USPTO announced publication of its proposed rules for contested cases, including inter partes review, post grant review, the transitional program for covered business methods, and derivation to implement the America Invents Act (AIA). See the details in the links below:

Publication opens a sixty-day comment period on the proposed rules. Director Kappos encouraged the patent community to comment on the rules and attend an AIA roadshow where the PTO will discuss proposed rules and receive public feedback.  

See the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act Implementation web page for details and the AIA Roadshow schedule in 2012.

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