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PTAB introduces surprise patent owner sur-reply in practice guide update

Michael Loney, New York


AIA Trial Practice Guide changes attracting the most attention are patent owners getting sur-replies and the opportunity to present a brief sur-rebuttal at the oral hearing, giving them the final word in PTAB proceedings

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has published an update to the AIA Trial Practice Guide containing additional guidance about trial practice before the Board. The changes that have attracted the most attention are the introduction of a sur-reply...


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