In This Issue:

Comments on New AIA Rules; Implementing the New Micro Entity Status at the U.S. Patent Office; Obama Administration Focuses on Chinese Trade Secret Misappropriation; and Tiffany & Co. v. Costco Wholesale Corp.: Has the TIFFANY trademark become generic?

- Excerpt from Comments on New AIA Rules -

On March 16, 2013, the final (and most significant) portion of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) took effect, and the United States broke from a first-to-invent regime to a first-inventor-to-file (FITF) regime. Of course, this break is far from clean, as applications filed before March 16, 2013, as well as certain applications filed after March 15, 2013, will continue to enjoy the advantages of the old first-to-invent system.

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Topics:  America Invents Act, China, Costco, Fees, First-to-File, Generic, Inventors, Micro Entity Status, Misappropriation, Patent Reform, Patents, Tiffany and Company, Trade Secrets, Trademarks, USPTO

Published In: Business Torts Updates, Intellectual Property Updates, International Trade Updates

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