"New USPTO Rules for Post-Grant Trials," IP Strategist
In an article published in the June 2016 issue of IP Strategist, Kean J. DeCarlo provides insight on the new changes to rules for post-grant administrative trials. The article details two rules that particularly stand out as the most substantive for both patent owners and their challengers. Mr. DeCarlo emphasizes that under these new rules, it becomes best practice for a patent owner to retain an expert and, if the evidence to be presented is compelling, to provide a submission of an expert declaration with the preliminary response in order to best position a patent owner to avoid or limit institution of trial. For the full article, subscribers may visit the IP Strategist website.