Patent and Trademark Office September 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Extension of Period for Comments on Trial Proceedings Under the America Invents Act Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Document Number: 2014-22695
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) provided for new administrative trial proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board). The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a number of final rules and a trial practice guide in August and September of 2012 to implement the new administrative trial provisions of the AIA. The USPTO published a request for comments in the Federal Register on June 27, 2014, seeking public comment on all aspects of the new administrative trial proceedings, including the administrative trial proceeding rules and trial practice guide. The USPTO is now extending the period for public comment until October 16, 2014.