On May 19, 2015, the United States Patent & Trademark Office made several “ministerial” changes to the rules governing Patent Trial and Appeal Board trial proceedings. Some of these rules will have significant implications for PTAB trials. Finnegan attorneys Daniel C. Cooley and Joshua L. Goldberg discuss the updates made to the Rules of Practice for Trials before the PTAB and what these changes mean for the patent owners and petitioners.

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