Public comments on the USPTO’s proposed rules to implement the following AIA provisions are due today and tomorrow:
- Third party submission of prior art in a patent application
- Citation of prior art in a patent file
- OED Statute of Limitations
- Inventor’s oath and declaration
The comment period for the first three items expires today, March 5, 2012, while the comment period for the last item expires tomorrow, March 6, 2012.
I wrote several articles highlighting a few issues with the proposed rules relating to third party submissions, citation of prior art, and the inventor’s oath and declaration, which can be found on this page. It will be interesting to see what others think of the proposed rules, and how the USPTO responds to the public comments.