validity proceedings

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A COMPARISON OF CLAIM AMENDMENTS IN POST-GRANT PATENT VALIDITY PROCEEDINGS IN EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES A.
The European Patent Office conducts comparable post-grant patent validity proceedings called "opposition proceedings," but the opportunity to amend patent claims is greater in the European Patent Office than in the USPTO.
37) The AIA left untouched most of the opportunities for a patent owner to amend claims, but it added new post-grant validity proceedings and a corresponding opportunity to amend.
high evidentiary burden makes more sense than the European standard: it ensures that amendments entered during post-grant proceedings are resilient and unlikely to be defeated in future validity proceedings.
The AIA established post-grant patent validity proceedings to create a quick and cheap alternative to litigation and to achieve harmonization with other patent systems.
When PTAB became available in September 2012 as a means to challenge post-grant patent validity proceedings and appeals under the America Invents Act (AIA), SAP proceeded with a CBM petition.