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