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The America Invents Act (AIA) was passed several years ago. One of the biggest changes it made to the patent landscape was the options for modifying a patent after it was granted by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Prior to the passage of the AIA, the only options for modifying a granted patent was by using a reissue proceeding, a reexamination proceeding, and in limited circusmtances, an interference proceeding.