Annotated PTAB Rules for AIA Trials

Practice before the PTAB in AIA trial procedures is governed by 37 CFR § 42.1 – 42.412. Here, I provide an annotated version of these rules. The annotations do not necessarily represent the views of my employer.

History of Rules and Revisions

 No.

 Document

 1 Inter Partes, Post Grant, and Covered Business Method Review Final Rules (77 Fed. Reg. 48680, August 14, 2012)
 2 Inter Partes Review Technical Correction Final Rule (78 Fed. Reg. 17871, March 25, 2013)

Rules,

Rule Original Rule Revisions

Notes

Subpart A—TRIAL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
  GENERAL
§42.1     Policy.   1
§42.2     Definitions.   1
§42.3     Jurisdiction.   1
§42.4     Notice of trial.   1
§42.5     Conduct of the proceeding.   1
§42.6     Filing of documents, including exhibits; service.   1
§42.7     Management of the record.   1
§42.8     Mandatory notices.   1
§42.9     Action by patent owner.   1
§42.10   Counsel.   1
§42.11   Duty of candor.   1
§42.12   Sanctions.   1
§42.13   Citation of authority.   1
§42.14   Public availability.   1
§42.xxx  xxx   1
§42.102 Time to file.   1

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§42.102(a)