ACC Supports Proposed Rule on Privilege Between Clients and Patent Practitioners at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board

On December 19th, ACC and its Intellectual Property Committee filed comments with the U.S. Patent and Trade Office in support of its proposed rule recognizing privileged communications between clients and patent practitioners at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”). This proposed rule more clearly lays out the scope of privileged communications between non-attorney patent agents (foreign as well as domestic) and their clients in PTAB proceedings. ACC supports the proposed rule, highlighting its importance as a first step toward greater consistency of treatment of attorney-client privilege in patent disputes.

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