A quick reminder that this Thursday (October 16, 2014) is the deadline for submitting comments responsive to the USPTO’s Request for Comments on America Invents Act (AIA) trial proceedings, which was originally published in the Federal Register on June 27, 2014.  The original deadline for comments was September 16, 2014, which the USPTO extended to this week due to stakeholder requests.

Several sets of comments have already been submitted and are available for review on the USPTO website, many of which argue against the PTAB’s use of the Broadest Reasonable Interpretation (BRI) standard for construing patent claims in AIA trial proceedings.