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52) Prior to enactment of the AIA, patent owners could amend claims during both prosecution and post-grant reissue and reexamination proceedings.
Reexamination proceedings are one category of administrative proceedings through which parties may challenge the validity of issued patents.
8, July 2010) ("Issues other than those indicated in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section [both dealing only with printed prior art] will not be resolved in a reexamination proceeding.
he raised or could have raised during the reexamination proceeding.
i]f the Director becomes aware, during the course of a supplemental examination or reexamination proceeding ordered under this section, that a material fraud on the Office may have been committed in connection with the patent that is the subject of the supplemental examination, then in addition to any other actions the Director is authorized to take, including the cancellation of any claims found to be invalid under section 307 as a result of a reexamination ordered under this section .
In November 2017, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued a revised Standard Operating Procedure 9 (SOP 9) which explains the procedures that will be used to address the conduct of cases remanded from the Federal Circuit, including decisions resulting from IPR, PGR and CBM trials, ex parte appeals and reexamination proceedings.