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Stakeholders Speak: Leahy Bill to ‘Restore the AIA’ is Too Unbalanced to Pass

Mintz Member and Chair of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Division Michael Renaud and Associate James Thomson were quoted in an article published by IPWatchdog discussing the recently released text of the “Restoring America Invents Act”, which would essentially end discretionary denial practice under precedential Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) cases and limit denial to petitions where “the same or substantially the same prior art or arguments previously were presented to the Office,” among other changes.