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Associations Submit Claim Construction Comments to the United States Patent and Trademark Office

On July 9th, AAU, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), and Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) sent comments to Director Andrei Iancu on the United States Patent and Trademark Office's Proposed Changes to the Claim Construction Standard Used in Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Proceedings (Docket Number PTO-P-2018-0036).The associations wrote that they support "harmonizing the inter partes review (IPR) claim construction standard with that of the federal courts and the ITC by applying the Phillips standard rather than the 'broadest reasonable interpretation' standard."

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