Patent Appeals Process Overhauled

New rules for appealing rejections and for patent interferences have been put in place at the U.S. Patent Office. Last month, the PTO announced changes to the rules that became effective today, September 13, 2004.  Generally, any paper filed with the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI) must now comply with the new rules set forth by the BPAI final rule.

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Read more about the changes here.
Read more about publication of BPAI opinions here.