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The multiple flavors of review and prosecution at the Patent Office produce an environment where a patent family could be subject to inconsistent results. Conceivably, patents in a pre-AIA patent family could simultaneously be subject to regular examination, reexamination, reissue, interference, and one or more PTAB post-issue trial at the same time. With these various reviews being provided by disparate arms of the Patent Office, inconsistent judgments are a legitimate concern.

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