When an alleged prior-art patent in an IPR claims priority to a provisional application, and the challenged patent claims priority to an intervening date between the provisional filing date and the non-provisional filing date of the reference patent, the burden is on the Petitioner to prove that the prior-Provisional Patent Applicationart patent is entitled to the filing date of its provisional application—by demonstrating that the claims of the reference patent are supported by the provisional application.
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