Skip to content

USPTO Encourages Parties to Indicate Issues of First Impression When Requesting Director Review Process

  • by
  • blog
  • 1 min read

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Tuesday announced that it has updated its interim guidance on the Director Review process under Arthrex v. Smith & Nephew to indicate that parties should identify any issues of first impression in their requests for Director Review. In a conversation with IPWatchdog Founder and CEO Gene Quinn yesterday, USPTO Director Kathi Vidal said that “it helps when parties focus the review on particular issues,” and indicated that issues of first impression fall under one of the three main categories of cases warranting Director Review.

Advertisements
Advertisements
Advertisements

Join the conversation

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *