USPTO Chief Plans Summer Reveal For AIA Review Changes

By Ryan Davis (April 18, 2018, 9:10 PM EDT) -- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Andrei Iancu told a Senate panel Wednesday that he aims to announce proposed changes to America Invents Act reviews by this summer, and is also looking into ways the office can provide more clarity on what is and is not patent-eligible.

A week after a high-profile speech in which he decried "a yearslong onslaught" against the patent system, Iancu told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he is undertaking a complete examination of the AIA review system in the coming months that will look at "the entire proceeding, beginning to end."

"We are reviewing this program...

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