The USPTO announced in the Federal Register that it is seeking comments on considerations for instituting trials under the America Invents Act (AIA). Specifically, the USPTO is considering the codification of its current policies and procedures, or modification thereof, regarding its discretion to institute AIA trials.
Fish & Richardson principal Adam Shartzer has been selected as a 2020 “Rising Star” by Law360. The award honors attorneys under the age of 40 with notable accomplishments in their practice area. Shartzer, who is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, was one of only five attorneys selected as a Rising Star in the intellectual property category.
Fish Of Counsel Andrew Dommer spoke with Law360 about the Patent Trial and Appeals Board’s new pilot program, “Fast Track Appeals,” which would expedite decisions in 125 cases per quarter for applicants who pay a $400 fee.