ACC and its Intellectual Property Committee Recommend Changes to Inter Partes and Post-Grant Reviews

Today, the ACC and its Intellectual Property Committee submitted comments regarding the proposed rules of the Patent and Trademark Office  relating to the Inter Partes Review and Post-Grant Review proceedings to be implemented pursuant to the America Invents Act.  In particular, the ACC and the IP Committee recommended changes to the proposed claim construction procedures, discovery rules, and identification of the real party in interest requirement applicable to both IPR and PGR proceedings. If adopted, our changes would ensure that the PTO implements a certain and predictable process to govern patent challenges through IPR and PGR proceedings.

To view ACC’s comments please click here.