Just announced today — the amended PTAB Rules of trial practice (click for a copy) will be published in the Federal Register on April 1, 2016 and take effect at the end of the month.
- new testimonial evidence permitted in preliminary response
- Rule-11 type certification required
- Phillips-style claim construction for expiring patents
- word-count instead of page limit on major briefing
From the summary: “This final rule amends the existing consolidated set of rules relating to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office or USPTO) trial practice for IPR,… More