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Post Patent Grant Proceedings

At Advent, our attorneys can advance our client’s needs in all forms of post grant proceedings. The enforcement of patents is much different with the enactment of the American Invents Act (AIA). After the enactment of the AIA, a petitioner can file validity challenges to a patent. Post Grant Proceedings are designed to give a patentability determination using patent attorney judges who are familiar with the nuances of patent law, technology, and Patent Office practice. They are designed to be completed in about 18 months. Each proceeding is unique in terms of when and how a challenge can be asserted and how the result affects a district court litigation.