On October 6, 2023, the USPTO issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on PTAB’s pre-issuance internal decision circulation and review. The PTAB also issued a new Standing Operating Procedure on pre-issuance and post-issuance decision review, and updated and renumbered its SOP on handling remands from the Federal Circuit. Join the next PTAB Boardside Chat webinar on Thursday, November 16, from noon to 1 p.m. ET, for a discussion about the NPRM and the SOPs with PTAB’s Vice Chief Judge Melissa Haapala.
A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. Please send questions in advance or during the webinar to PTABBoardsideChat@USPTO.gov.
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