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Patent Trial and Appeal Board Issues Final Rule Regarding Institution, sur Replies, and Presumptions

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued a final rule regarding institution, sur replies, and presumptions. The Board will authorize the review to proceed on all of the challenged claims and on all grounds of unpatentability asserted for each claim.

A final major change is a formalization of the sur reply and its formatting. This can be found in rules §§ 42.23 and 42.24.

Source:  JD Supra, LLC

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