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CORRECTED: IP Attny Says New Regs Will Increase Patent Amendments

Law360, Washington (December 5, 2017, 7:02 PM EST) -- An increase in the number of motions to amend challenged patents is likely following the recent issuance of new guidance lowering the burden on such claims Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC's Patrick C. Keane predicted Monday.

The PTAB’s guidance saying that patent owners no longer bear the burden of proving proposed new claims are patentable when attempting to amend their patents in America Invents Act reviews is likely to quell misperceptions that the board is biased against motions to amend, Keane said Monday at a panel...
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