HTIA Submits Comments to PTO on Discretion to Institute Trials

HTIA submitted comments to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on December 3. The Alliance argues that PTO’s use of discretionary denials undermines Congress’s intent of the America Invents Act (AIA) and as a result creates substantial uncertainty for U.S. businesses, unnecessarily increases litigation costs, and harms the very innovation the patent system is intended to foster.

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