Thursday, July 18, 2019

USPTO - AIA Trial Guide Updated in July 2019

The USPTO updated the America Invents Act (AIA) Trial Practice Guide (TPG) for attorneys practicing before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

The updates include guidance on:
  • "Factors that may be considered by the Board in determining when additional discovery will be granted 
  • The revised claim construction standard to be used in IPR, PGR, and CBM proceedings 
  • The submission of testimonial evidence with a patent owner preliminary response 
  • Information to be provided by the parties if there are multiple petitions filed at or about the same time challenging the same patent
  • Motion to amend practice
  • Factors that may be considered by the Board in determining whether to grant a motion
  • Procedures to be followed when a case is remanded
  • Procedures for parties to request modifications to the default protective order"
Also see the AIA Trial Practice Web page.

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