Washington, D.C. Principal Nick Matich was quoted in Law360's article, "USPTO Reveals Scaled-Back Plan For New Patent Board Rules." The article reviews how The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office unveiled proposed Patent Trial and Appeal Board rules Thursday that would codify current policies on when multiple challenges to one patent are permitted and set a new briefing process about discretionary denials, which attorneys say should add clarity. By no longer requiring the challenger to anticipate the discretionary issues that the patent owner might raise or request permission to respond, and allowing the petition to focus on the merits, "it's basically extra pages for the petitioner," Nick said.

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