best-practiceIn light of the recent uptick in non-compliant requests for patent reexamination, last week the Central Reexamination Unit provided FAQs and best practices for preparing patent reexamination requests. The document is linked to the USPTO’s Patent Reexamination Information and Statistics page. This page is a great resource, including a lot of helpful information on pendency and CRU workload.

In addition to our previous posts on this topic (Part I & Part II), we will have more thoughts on the PTO guidance in the coming weeks.