Public Comment Period Extended until November
The USPTO published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register on August 20, 2015, seeking public comment on proposed amendments to the rules of practice for trials before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. See Amendments to the Rules of Practice for Trials Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, 80 Fed. Reg. 50,720–47 (Aug. 20, 2015).
The USPTO initially indicated that written comments must be received on or before October 19, 2015. In view of stakeholder requests for additional time to submit comments on the proposed amendments to the rules of practice for trials, the USPTO is now extending the period for public comment until November 18, 2015.
As of yet, there is no change to the comment period for the Single-APJ Pilot (October 26, 2015)