Director Michelle Lee announces the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s intent to issue a “quick fix” rule package to improve post-grant trial proceedings. Included in the changes to post-grant trial practice are increases in page limits for motions to amend, oppositions to motion to amend, and reply briefs. PTAB judges will begin implementing new page limits immediately. Per Ms. Lee’s blog, the USPTO is considering further changes that “would be intended to more noticeably limit the burden on the patent owner.” For additional information, see Director’s Forum: A Blog from USPTO’s Leadership.
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