Wednesday, April 24 2024   \  Published by IP Watchdog.

USPTO Publishes Long-Awaited Proposed Rule on PTAB Changes

USPTO Publishes Long-Awaited Proposed Rule on PTAB Changes

While the notice acknowledged that some commenters were concerned that separate briefing would favor petitioners ‘because it would give a petitioner an automatic right to respond to a patent owner preliminary response,’ the Office said the NPRM addresses that by limiting the petitioner’s opposition to the issues raised in the discretionary denial request….”

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that will be officially published in the Federal Register tomorrow and that addresses a subset of issues from the controversial April 2023 Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM). Read more

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