Do The Proposed AIA Rule Changes Go Far Enough?

Law360, New York (August 29, 2015, 9:34 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently announced a set of proposed new rules for America Invents Act reviews that would allow patent owners to introduce expert testimony in their responses, while leaving many other aspects of the proceedings unchanged. Do these proposals go far enough to address the concerns of patent owners and attorneys, or do they go too far?

Dr. Scott Kamholz, Foley Hoag LLP

Former PTAB Administrative Patent Judge

New direct testimony won't help the patent owner in the preliminary response. This proposed rule seems to bring balance to the institution decision, but I expect that uncompelled direct...

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