Commentary on Notice of Proposed Rules to Implement AIA Provisions Begin Coming Due on Monday

Since the enactment of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), and even before, the USPTO has been busy fashioning new rules to implement the various provisions of the legislation.

The Office has grouped the various rule packages. Group 1 related to rules that needed to be provided immediately. Group 2 is directed to provisions that will become available 12 months after enactment. These proposed rules were introduced from mid-January until mid-February. The topics covered by Group 2 are listed below along with the relevant deadlines for submitting comments.

For those not working with a bar organization, note that comment deadlines for public commentary start to fall next Monday and continue on through the next several weeks.

Click here for table of Group 2 Rulemakings