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PTAB/USPTO Update - July 2023

PTAB/USPTO Update - July 2023

USPTO News On June 7, the USPTO released its 2022-2026 Strategic Plan. According to the USPTO, the new plan outlines the USPTO's mission-focused strategic goals, which are: (1) driving inclusive U.S. innovation and global competitiveness; (2) promoting the efficient delivery of reliable intellectual property (IP) rights; (3) promoting the protection of IP against new and persistent threats (4) bringing innovation to impact for the public good; and (5) generating impactful employee and customer experiences by maximizing agency operations.

On June 20, the comment period closed on the USPTO's Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking relating to Changes Under Consideration to Discretionary Institution Practices, Petition Word-Count Limits, and Settlement Practices for America Invents Act Trial Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The comments can be found here. Read more

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