PTAB Update: Patent Office Issues Final Pilot Program for Motions to Amend

Latham & Watkins LLP

Patent owners seeking amendments in PTAB proceedings will have two new options: asking for preliminary feedback, and revising their motions to amend.

Key Points:

..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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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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