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USPTO releases second package of PTAB rule changes

Michael Loney, New York


A second package of proposed changes to PTAB rules includes allowing patent owners to include new testimonial evidence in their oppositions and a requirement on PTAB practitioners to give the USPTO a more robust means with which to police misconduct

The USPTO has released proposed changes to rules governing Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings.

The Office had issued a first set of changes – which it termed “quick fixes” – in March. These were finalised in May, and...


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