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The changes implemented by the America Invents Act (AIA) have made it so that the patent system needs to be approached in an entirely new way. Patent practitioners need to have a detailed understanding of how the AIA affects litigation, prosecution and post-grant proceedings. This article, which is the first of a three-part series, discusses the AIA’s effects on post-grant review. The two subsequent articles will discuss how the AIA has affected litigation and patent prosecution.