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New Appeal Rules Seminar for 2012

Posted On: Jan. 6, 2012   By: Scott A. McKeown
PLI-LogoNew 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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