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First in Three-Part Roll-Out of AIA Rule Changes Announced, Including Page Limits for Petitioner Replies and Patent Owner Motions to Amend

March 27, 2015 – In a blog post today, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Michelle K. Lee announced plans for a three-part roll-out of changes to the rules governing America Invents Act (“AIA”) post-grant proceedings, with the first including “‘quick fixes’ – changes of simple scope that will immediately improve the trial proceedings.” According to Director Lee’s announcement, these include increasing the page limits for Petitioner Replies and Patent Owner Motions to Amend filed in connection with AIA proceedings, including covered business method reviews and inter partes reviews. Continue

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