Oct 28, 2016Science and Technology
PTAB Update -- Patent Office Proposes Rule Amendment to Recognize Patent Agent-Client Privilege

When Congress created the post-issuance proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board as part of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act ("AIA"), it did so with the recognition that they would be adjudicatory in nature.  It was with this understanding that the Patent Office promulgated rules making the Federal Rules of Evidence applicable to these proceedings. Read more :

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