As a follow up to the eight USPTO roundtables held across the country this spring, the USPTO issued a request for public comments on covered business method review, derivation proceedings, inter partes review, and post grant review before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) under the America Invents Act.
The USPTO is seeking public input on all of these proceedings, but especially issues raised at the roundtables: claim construction, motions to amend, patent owner preliminary responses, obviousness, real party in interest, additional discovery, multiple proceedings, extensions of 1 year period to issue a final determination, and oral hearings.
Written comments must be submitted no later than September 16, 2014.
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