Director Robert Greene Sterne will speak on the panel "Which Way Now with the Patent Office Policies?" at the University of Texas School of Law's 26th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute in Austin, TX. His panel will occur on Friday, November 5, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. CST.
The former Director of the PTO Andrei Iancu implemented many new rules and procedures at the PTO governing matters such as eligible subject matter, discretionary limits on access to PTAB review, and what types of art or amendments can be considered in PTO proceedings. But very few of these rules were adopted as regulations, much less enacted into law. What direction will the new Administration take with these policies—and where should it go with them?