The United States Patent and Trademark Office has updated its guidance on carrying out the U.S Supreme Court’s decision that enabled its director to conduct a review of decisions made by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. According to the interim process announced by the agency, the director can review a PTAB decision on the validity of a patent on its own or upon being requested by the parties. The update further clarifies the scope of review requests and explains that how the agency needs to handle them.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s decision in the Amazon.com Inc. vs. Uniloc Luxembourg S.A. case has been designated as precedential. The ruling is about the non-preclusion of raising or considering other grounds of unpatentability by the petitioner or by the board.
Biden Administration Working on Patent Regulatory Proposal Started by Trump’s Office
shot by IP News Shots / 5:54 pm on 15 June, 2021
The Biden Administration of the US is working on a patent regulatory proposal that was started by Trump’s office. The proposal is aimed at curbing march-in rights for federal agencies to override government funded patents for bringing down drug prices.
House Lawmakers Want Inquiry into USPTO’s Influence on PTAB Decision Making
shot by IP News Shots / 8:32 pm on 03 June, 2021
The US Government Accountability Office(GAO) has been urged to look into the influence of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on decision-making by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The request to review the influence has been made by a bipartisan pair of House Lawmakers.
US Inventor Opposes a Bill Impacting the US Patent Law
shot by IP News Shots / 6:30 pm on 27 May, 2021
The US Inventor, an inventor advocacy group, has opposed the bill presented by senators Patrick Leahy and Thom Tillis. The bill for the Endless Frontier Act has an impact on the US Patent Law. As per the inventor advocacy group, the Act, if enforced, will impact its members adversely.
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