On May 19, 2015, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published amendments to the Rules of Practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”).
The highlights are:
Format of papers
•Motion to Amend page limit is increased from 15 to 25 pages, claim listing as appendix. Oppositions to motions to amend page limit is increased from 15 pages to 25 pages. Replies to oppositions to motions to amend page limit is increased from 5 pages to 12 pages
•14-point, Times New Roman proportional font, with normal spacing (between letters) is now required (still double spacing).