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IP Frontiers: Blocking patents via third-party preissuance submissions

The America Invents Act introduced procedures that allow parties to submit prior art to challenge competitors’ U.S. patent applications. Parties have already begun to advantageously incorporate these procedures into their intellectual property strategies. Pre-AIA, prior art submission timing was considerably limiting, and parties were not permitted to include any explanation of art being submitted, which severely ...

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