Patent and Trademark Office November 21, 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Office Patent Trial Practice Guide, November 2019 Edition
Document Number: 2019-25281
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (``Office'') is issuing a consolidated Office Patent Trial Practice Guide (``Practice Guide'') to incorporate prior updates to the original August 2012 Practice Guide. The Office publishes the Practice Guide to provide practitioners with guidance on typical procedures and timeframes for taking action in post-grant trials implemented following the Leahy- Smith America Invents Act (``AIA''), as well as to bring greater procedural consistency among panels of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (``Board'').