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USPTO Responds to Criticism by Promising PTAB Rule Changes that Should Benefit Patent Owners

Author: Thomas J. Engellenner

4/07/2015

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USPTO Responds to Criticism by Promising PTAB Rule Changes that Should Benefit Patent Owners

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 finalized but Director Lee strongly hinted these changes should benefit patent owners.