Takeaway: The Board has broad discretion to deny institution to the extent that an IPR petition presents the same or substantially the same prior art or arguments previously presented to the Office (such as in the context of the original prosecution of the patent at issue).
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- Disclaimed Claims
- Effect of Board decisions
- Expanded panels
- Improper incorporation by reference
- One-year time bar
- Preclusion after filing court action challenging validity
- Real parties in interest / privity
- Request for adverse judgment
- Requests for rehearing
- Res judicata (claim preclusion)
- Who may file a petition
- Archived Decisions