In this issue:

- Best Patent Practices Under the America Invents Act

- CMS Issues Final Rule for Implementing Sunshine Act

- New IP Litigation Team a Boon for Firm's Life Sciences and Technology Clients

- Life Sciences Venture Financings for WSGR Clients

- Strategies for Maximizing Patent Claim Scope and Patent Protection for Diagnostic Method Claims in the Wake of Mayo v. Prometheus

- Recent Life Sciences Highlights

- Upcoming Life Sciences Events

- Excerpt from: Best Patent Practices Under the America Invents Act

On March 16, 2013, the first-inventor-to-file provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA) took effect. These provisions, which apply to applications with an effective filing date on or after March 16, 2013, fundamentally alter United States patent law that has been in effect for the last 60-plus years.

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