Patent Amendments Face Better Odds Under New AIA Plan
By Matthew Bultman (March 19, 2019, 6:30 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's revamped system for amending patents in America Invents Act reviews will make the process more viable and responds to concerns about the compressed timeline outlined in an earlier proposal, attorneys say.
The USPTO last week finalized a pilot program that gives patent owners new options in the amendment process. This includes the ability to revise proposed substitute claims in response to feedback from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
USPTO officials in the past have spoken about the need for a more feasible process for amending patents in AIA reviews. With two cracks at amendments...
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