Patent and Trademark Office October 20, 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Request for Comments on Discretion To Institute Trials Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Document Number: 2020-22946
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office or USPTO) seeks public comments on considerations for instituting trials before the Office under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA). The USPTO is considering the codification of its current policies and practices, or the modification thereof, through rulemaking and wishes to gather public comments on the Office's current approach and on various other approaches suggested to the Office by stakeholders. To assist in gathering public input, the USPTO is publishing questions, and seeks focused public comments, on appropriate considerations for instituting AIA trials.