Law360, San Diego (November 12, 2015, 1:58 PM EST) -- America Invents Act reviews at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board are a special breed of patent proceedings that are hypertechnical like prosecution yet adversarial like litigation, and they require practitioners with a unique blend of talents.
The proceedings, which were created by the AIA in 2012, provide an accelerated system for challenging patent validity. Because the PTAB is required to resolve the question of a patent's validity within 12 months after it institutes a review, with the possibility of a six-month extension for good cause, practitioners are under intense time pressures. They also must be ready at the oral hearing...
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