Patent Prosecution Update
July 2012

Proposed Rules of Procedure for USPTO Contentious Proceedings
The America Invents Act (AIA) established new contentious proceedings at the soon-to-be-created Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board).  These proceedings include inter partes review (IPR), post-grant review (PGR), and derivation proceedings.   More

How Does the New U.S. Post-Grant Review Stack Up to an EPO Opposition?

The America Invents Act (AIA) provides a number of proceedings to challenge improvidently granted patents. Though one of these, post-grant review (PGR) before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board), appears to be nearly identical to European Patent Office (EPO) opposition practice, there are significant differences.   More
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