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