New PTAB Trial Rules Effective May 2, 2016

Fitzpatrick Case Update
April 1 2016

On April 1, 2016, the Patent Office published final rules affecting post grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”). The new rules go into effect May 2, 2016, and will apply to “all AIA petitions filed on orafter the effective date and to any ongoing preliminary proceeding or trial before the Office.” The changes to therules are summarized below.

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