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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on allocation of burdens for motion to amend

Comments due by December 23, 2019

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today provided a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) concerning our rules of practice to allocate the burdens of persuasion on motions to amend in AIA trial proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). This NPRM is available in the reading room of the Federal Register today. The USPTO invites the public to provide comments on the proposed rule on or before December 23.

The NPRM proposes that a petitioner bears the burden to show the unpatentability of substitute claims proposed in a motion to amend; a patent owner bears the burden to show that a motion to amend complies with certain statutory and regulatory requirements; and the Board may, in the interests of justice, make a determination regarding the patentability of substitute claims based on the record in the proceeding regardless of the burdens assigned to any party.

Learn the latest about AIA trials for independent inventors

November 21, 2019 America/New York
Learn the latest about about AIA Trials for independent inventors from Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Lead Judge James Worth and Judge Alyssa Finamore. Learn more about this...

Learn more about appeals for independent inventors

November 7, 2019 America/New York
Find out more about appeals for independent inventors from Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Lead Judge James Worth and Judge Alyssa Finamore. Learn more about this free webinar...

Learn the latest about PTAB appeal and AIA hearings

August 22, 2019 America/New York
Learn the latest about PTAB appeal and AIA hearings at an online Boardside chat on Thursday, August 22 from noon to 1 pm ET with PTAB Lead Judge Kalyan, Deshpande, Chief Clerk...

Learn more about Trial Practice Guide updates

August 8, 2019 America/New York
Find out more about Trial Practice Guide updates from Patent and Trial Appeal Board (PTAB) Vice Chief Judge Michael Tierney and Vice Chief Judge Tim Fink. Learn more about this...

Trial Practice Guide July 2019 Update

In July 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a second update to the America Invents Acts (AIA) Trial Practice Guide containing additional guidance...