The USPTO has released an update to the Trial Practice Guide for AIA trial proceedings. The update revises the Trial Practice Guide to reflect rule and policy changes implemented after the last update to the Trial Practice Guide in August 2018, and provides additional guidance on trial practice before the PTAB.
The update affects the following topics:
- Additional discovery
- Claim construction
- Testimonial evidence with a preliminary response
- Discretion to institute
- Motion to amend
- Protective orders