USPTO Responds To Criticism By Promising PTAB Rule Changes That Should Benefit Patent Owners

By Tom Engellenner Newly appointed USPTO Director Michelle Lee has responded to public criticism of the post-grant patent review mechanisms provided by the America Invents Act (AIA) by announcing in her blog last week that the government will implement several rule changes. The new rules, which will be implemented in three stages, have not yet been … Continue reading USPTO Responds To Criticism By Promising PTAB Rule Changes That Should Benefit Patent Owners

PTAB Grants a Patent Owner’s Request to Amend

By Reza Mollaaghababa and Anthony Pisano In an Inter Partes review (IPR) proceeding before the PTAB, a patent owner is not automatically afforded the right to amend the challenged claims. Rather, the patent owner has a burden of establishing that it is entitled to amend one or more of the challenged claims. 37 C.F.R. §42.20(c). … Continue reading PTAB Grants a Patent Owner’s Request to Amend