August 16, 2012
UPDATE: The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) continues to publish new information relating to implementation of the America Invents Act. Today the USPTO released notice that it is revising the patent term adjustment provisions relating to appellate review. This final rule is effective September 17, 2012. This notice comes two days after the USPTO released the rules described in the alert below, originally posted August 14.
Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published several rulemaking packages to comply with the new procedures established by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. The rules are provided in six major packages, including rules relating to business methods patents, rules for inter partes review proceedings and post-grant review proceedings, rules pertaining to the inventor’s oath or declaration, rules relating to supplemental examination, and rules of practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and associated guide.
Fitch Even attorneys will provide commentary on these new rules in future alerts.