Patent Owners’ Options After Claims are Cancelled in AIA Post-Grant Proceedings

Patent Owners’ Options After Claims are Cancelled in AIA Post-Grant Proceedings

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An article by Thomas Anderson and Bo Han, published by Bloomberg BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, discusses options for patent owners after claims are canceled in the American Invents Act (AIA) Post-Grant Proceedings.

The America Invents Act (AIA) instituted sweeping changes in US patent law, including creating new proceedings for third parties to challenge an issued patent before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). These new proceedings—inter partes review (IPR), post-grant review (PGR) and covered business method (CBM) review—became available on Sept. 16, 2012, and have been frequently and successfully used to invalidate patent claims. Read the full article

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