USPTO Requests Comments Regarding Motion to Amend

USPTO Requests Comments Regarding Motion to Amend Pilot, PTAB Litigation Blog

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The USPTO continues to seek public feedback on PTAB procedures and potential rule changes.  In addition to soliciting comments on the many proposed rule changes announced on April 21, 2023, the USPTO also recently issued a request for comments seeking public input on the Motion to Amend (MTA) Pilot Program.  As discussed in a previous post, the MTA Pilot Program provides a patent owner who files a motion to amend in a trial proceeding under the AIA the option to receive preliminary guidance from the PTAB, and allows the patent owner to file a revised MTA after receiving a petitioner’s opposition to the original MTA or the PTAB’s preliminary guidance.

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