Patent owners seeking amendments in PTAB proceedings will have two new options: asking for preliminary feedback, and revising their motions to amend.
..The Final Pilot Program adds options to the amendment process that may increase a patent owner’s chance of success.
..Unless a patent owner exercises its options, the amendment process will remain essentially the same.
..The Final Pilot Program will apply to all PTAB proceedings instituted after March 15, 2019.
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