Practice Reminder – New BPAI Rules Take Effect December 10, 2008.
As a reminder to all practitioners preparing Notices of Appeal and Appeal Briefs for appeals before the
Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), the new BPAI rules take effect December 10, 2008. See our original post concerning the BPAI rules change here.
The rules as published may be viewed at the USPTO website here. The USPTO has also created a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the new BPAI rules, as well as checklists to ensure appeal briefs and reply briefs are following the new format. These documents can be found here.