USPTO Issues 2nd Round Of AIA Rule Changes

Law360, New York (August 19, 2015, 12:31 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday announced a new round of proposed changes to the rules for America Invents Act reviews that would let patent owners give more robust responses to petitions and impose new requirements to crack down on misconduct in filings.

In a blog post on the agency's website, USPTO Director Michelle Lee said that the proposed rules would allow patent owners to include expert declarations and other testimonial evidence in their response to an AIA review petition. That change comes in response to concern that patent owners are put at a disadvantage by current rules, under...

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