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Posted by: Jarod Word on May 9, 2018

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Tuesday released a short “Notice of proposed rulemaking” entitled “Changes to the Claim Construction Standard for Interpreting Claims in Trial Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board,” The National Law Review reports. The notice would replace the interpretation standard for construing unexpired patent claims that are used by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in intellectual property rights, post-grant review and the transitional program for covered business method patents, with the Phillips Standard used by district courts.