Monthly Archives: May 2013

Who Is A Real Party In Interest?

By Reza Mollaaghababa The America Invents Act (AIA) requires that petitioners in both inter partes review (IPR) and post grant review (PGR) proceedings before the Patent Trials and Appeals Board (PTAB) identify the real parties in interest.  The AIA includes … Continue reading

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First AIA Oral Hearing At The PTAB – Breaking New Ground?

By Aparna Nemlekar On April 23, 2013, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released a transcript of the first oral hearing conducted before the Patent Trials and Appeals Board (PTAB) in an America Invents Act (AIA) post-grant proceeding.  … Continue reading

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Use of Post Grant Proceedings to Challenge Bad Patents

By Tom Engellenner By many estimates, somewhere between five and ten percent of patents that are issued each year by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) never should have been granted.  The USPTO’s own statistics bear this out.  Each year … Continue reading

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Post-Grant Proceedings Under the America Invents Act

By Tom Engellenner The America Invents Act (AIA) creates several new administrative procedures to challenge or revise U.S. patents after they have issued.  The AIA also makes significant changes to some of the existing mechanisms for challenging or correcting issued patents.  … Continue reading

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Welcome to Pepper Hamilton LLP’s  blog. is published by members of Pepper’s patent review team.  With regular posts from our Team’s lawyers who have varied legal backgrounds and guest bloggers, we will explore legal issues involving patent prosecution … Continue reading

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