Patent and Trademark Office August 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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Office Patent Trial Practice Guide, August 2018 Update
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (``Office'') issued an update to the Office Patent Trial Practice Guide (``TPG'') in August 2018 to provide updated guidance to the public on standard practices before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (``Board'') in the post-grant trial procedures implemented following the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (``AIA''). The Office publishes the TPG to provide practitioners with guidance on typical procedures and times for taking action in AIA trials, as well as to ensure consistency of procedure among panels of the Board.