New opportunities, old pitfalls
The American Invents Act (AIA) enacted on September 16, 2011, represents the most significant changes to US patent law in decades. Inter partes review (IPR) and post grant preview (PGR) are two of several changes that have had a profound impact on not just litigation, but also prosecution strategy. The availability and timing of filing expert declarations and other testimonial evidence is critical. We have been involved in this evolving field and stand ready to support our client's post-grant proceeding.