Who conducts derivation proceedings, inter partes reviews, and post-grant reviews?
The Board is to conduct derivation proceedings, inter partes reviews, and post-grant reviews.
This question comes from the following supplement “Patent Trial and Appeal Board Consolidated Trial Practice Guide November 2019”. This is a special supplement that at the time of this recording is currently being tested on the Patent Bar exam. Depending on future changes to the supplement and the MPEP, the question and answer may not be applicable.
This question comes from the following supplement: “Patent Trial and Appeal Board Consolidated Trial Practice Guide November 2019”. The following is a brief summary of the appropriate section in the supplement.
A. Jurisdiction and Management of the Record
The Board has exclusive jurisdiction over every application and patent involved in a derivation, IPR, PGR, or CBM proceeding, with ex parte reexamination and inter partes reexamination proceedings treated separately unless ordered by the Board.
All substantive communications with the Board must include all parties, barring certain exceptions like arranging conference calls, to which the Board is receptive as a means of expediting issue resolution.