New AIA Review Rules Would Help Patent Owners Fight Back

August 19, 2015 – In The News

The USPTO announced a new round of proposed changes on August 19, 2015 to the rules for America Invents Act (AIA) reviews that would let patent owners give more robust responses to petitions and impose new requirements to crack down on misconduct.

Oblon's Post-Grant Practice chair, Scott McKeown, commented on the proposed changes stating, "This will make patent owners happy, but I don't think it will have an impact in the vast majority of cases."