USPTO Provides Insight on AMPRM Proposals

USPTO Provides Insight on AMPRM Proposals, PTAB Litigation Blog

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The USPTO issued an advance notice of proposed rules (“ANPRM”) on April 21, 2023 and is requesting comments and feedback from practitioners on proposed, proposed changes at the PTAB. The full ANPRM document is available on the Federal Register website. The ANPRM is being used by the PTAB to gather more information or data about whether certain rules are needed.  The PTAB recently hosted a webinar discussing the ANPRM.  During the webinar, the PTAB emphasized numerous times that the ANPRM are merely proposals for future proposed rules, and that they are requesting feedback in order to refine proposed rules further before issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking (“NPRM”).  The proposals for proposed rules cover a variety of topics, largely centering around institution denial criteria.

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