Patent Prosecution Update
March 2012

Contentious Proceedings at the USPTO Under the America Invents Act

The America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA) makes significant changes to contentious proceedings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  The AIA creates a new post-grant review procedure and revises preissuance submission and inter partes reexamination (which will be called inter partes review under the AIA).  More

Understanding the New Inter Partes Reexamination Standard

The America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA) ushered in many changes, including changes to reexamination of issued patents before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  For example, while the AIA retained the standard for initiating ex parte reexamination, it changed the standard for initiating an inter partes reexamination for any request filed on or after September 16, 2011.   More
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