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Questions relating to the text or implementation of the 2011 law updating the US patent process

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Over time, which patent legislation applies, current or past?

Let's imagine a patent is filed in 2003 and later approved by the USPTO. Let's imagine someone wants to challenge it with valid prior art (year 2000 for example). Which legislation applies? The one ...
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What is the time period allowed to get a "post-grant review"?

According to a recent blog post on "Section 18 of last year's America Invents Act provides for a "post-grant review proceeding for review of the validity of covered business method patents.""...
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