USPTO Extends RFC Comment Period to October 16, 2014.

In an email announcement today, the USPTO extended the comment period for Request for Comments on Trial Proceedings Under the America Invents Act Before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board from September 16th (tomorrow) to October 16th. The USPTO published a request for comments in the Federal Register on June 27, 2014, seeking public comment on all aspects of the new administrative trial proceedings, including the administrative trial proceeding rules and trial practice guide.

As the summer vacation season complicated the ability of many stakeholders to respond to the complex issues of the RFC in time, the extension is a welcomed relief.