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PTAB Unveils Procedures For Remands From Fed. Circ.

Law360, New York (November 17, 2017, 10:04 PM EST) -- The U.S. Patent and Trial Appeal Board has issued guidelines for how to handle America Invents Act reviews that come back to the board on remand from the Federal Circuit, including a new goal to issue remand decisions within six months, according to a document released Thursday.

In a 17-page document titled “Standard Operating Procedure 9,” the board said it has created a goal to issue decisions on cases remanded from the Federal Circuit within six months of the board’s receipt of the mandate, which finalizes...
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