Comments on AIA

Comments on AIA Posted by E. Wissolik, IEEE:

The USPTO announces the publication on the AIA micro-site of all
comments received for the recently issued Notices of Proposed
Rulemaking on patent related and new administrative trial provisions
of the America Invents Act (AIA). The comments cover proposed rules
for inventor’s oath/declaration, supplemental examination,
preissuance submissions, third party citation of patent owner
statements, the OED statute of limitations, post grant review, inter
partes review, covered business method review, the definition of
technological invention, derivation proceedings, the umbrella rules
for administrative trials, and a trial practice guide. In total, the
agency received 374 comments. Here is a link to these comments:

The USPTO also announces in conjunction with the Patent Public
Advisory Committee (PPAC) publication on both the AIA micro-site and
the PPAC micro-site of all comments received in response to the PPAC
hearings on the agency’s preliminary proposed patent fees. A total
of 24 comments were submitted and are available through the following

The USPTO has been, and will continue to, review the public comments
as we develop our final rules for the patent related and new
administrative trial provisions. Those final rules will issue no
later than August 16, 2012. The agency similarly has been reviewing
the fee related comments in building our actual proposed patent fees,
which we will release via a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the
Federal Register in June-July 2012.

The USPTO and PPAC appreciate the valuable input we have received to
date on our various rulemaking efforts, and we look forward to this
continuing dialogue as our AIA implementation activities continue.

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