Inter Partes Review

Inter Partes Review (IPR) is one type of post-grant proceeding available to challenge the claims of U.S. patents. Inter Partes Review is available for all patents during enforceability, regardless of priority date.

Post-Grant Review

Those seeking to challenge the validity of a patent outside the courtroom have extended options, including the newly established Post-Grant Review, a counterpart to Inter Partes Review.

Covered Business Method

According to the AIA, a Covered Business Method patent involves a method or corresponding apparatus for performing data processing or other operations used in the practice, administration, or management of a financial product or service.

Ex Parte Reexam

Notwithstanding the new post-grant options established by the America Invents Act (AIA), Ex Parte Reexamination remains intact– allowing a patent owner or third party to obtain another examination of an already-granted patent.