Patent and Trademark Office April 1, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Amendments to the Rules of Practice for Trials Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Document Number: 2016-07381
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
This final rule amends the existing consolidated set of rules relating to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office or USPTO) trial practice for inter partes review (``IPR''), post-grant review (``PGR''), the transitional program for covered business method patents (``CBM''), and derivation proceedings that implemented provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (``AIA'') providing for trials before the Office.
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