By Scott A. McKeown
| January 5, 2012
New Rules for Ex Parte Practice Effective January 23rd 2012

New Rules for Ex Parte Practice Effective January 23rd 2012


For those seeking a quick briefing on the new Rules of Practice Before the Board of Patent Appeals & Interferences in Ex Parte Appeals. The Practicing Law Institute (PLI) will be offering a one hour webinar next Monday, January 9, 2012.

Topics to be covered include:

  • New petition practice to toll Reply Briefing deadlines

  • Simplification of brief formatting and required appendices

  • New default practices and assumptions

  • Guidelines for identifying "new rejections"

  • New jurisdictional timing

  • Elimination of examiner responsibilities


I will be presenting along with my colleague (former Administrative Patent Judge and USPTO solicitor) Lee Barrett.

Registration details are found (here)
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