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Patents Post-Grant: USPTO Shaves Months Off Patent Reexamination Pendency

Reexamination Certificate Printing Process Streamlined A patent reexamination proceeding is terminated by the USPTO upon issuance of a Notice of Intent to issue a Reexamination Certificate (NIRC). Thereafter, the proceeding formally concludes with the issuance of the actual reexamination certificate...

Patents Post-Grant: Different Thresholds for New Post Grant Proceedings

Post Grant Review Has a Higher Threshold Than Inter Partes Review The threshold necessary for initiating an Inter Partes Review (IPR) is prescribed by statute as a reasonable likelihood that a petitioner will prevail (RLP) with respect to at least one challenged claim. On the other hand, the threshold...