The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act is a United States federal statute enacted in 2011 aimed at simplifying the U.S. patent system and allowing inventions to be brough to market sooner. The AIA makes... more +
The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act is a United States federal statute enacted in 2011 aimed at simplifying the U.S. patent system and allowing inventions to be brough to market sooner. The AIA makes significant changes to the patent system, including changing from a first-to-invent scheme to a first-to-file scheme, eliminating interference proceedings and developing post-grant opposition.
AIA Impact on Start Up Capital
AIA Impact on University Innovation and Tech Transfer
Patent Office Litigation Update: Impact on Timing
The Perfect Patent Office Litigator
Patent Office Litigation Update: Stays at the U.S. District Court
The Decision Maker's Guide to Contested Proceedings Under the American Invents Act
Prior Art Challenges After First-Inventor-to-File
What the First-to-File Patent Change Means (And What IP Strategists Should Do About It)
The Corporate Law Report: First-to-File Patents, Hiring for Cultural Fit, Roth Conversions Post-Fiscal Cliff, and Global Corporate Insights
In This Issue:
- Can Experts Testify as to the Ethics or State of Mind of Corporate Defendants?
- Patent Reform for Biotech Companies
- United States v. Caronia and its Implications for Off-Label...more
March 16, 2013, marked the beginning of “first-inventor-to-file,” the backbone of the new U.S. patent system under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA). The AIA is the most comprehensive review of American patent law...more
The recently enacted America Invents Act (AIA) introduces major changes to the U.S. patent laws, with some significant provisions taking effect on March 16, 2013. These provisions provide several compelling reasons to file...more
As we advised previously, on September 16, 2011, the President signed the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, the most comprehensive overhaul of the U.S. patent system in more than 60 years. Most of the changes required by the...more
Prior to the AIA, Section 273 provided a defense to business method patents only. Now, Section 273 provides an expanded defense based on earlier commercial use of a process or instrumentality used in a manufacturing or other...more
Just over a year ago, President Obama signed the America Invents Act (AIA), signalling one of the most significant revisions to U.S. patent law since 1952. As intellectual property in general, and patents in particular, are...more
Summary: America Invents Act (AIA):
- Changes to 35 USC 102 and 103
.. “First to File” System
.. Derivation Proceedings
- Review & Opposition of Patents.
.. Post-Grant Review
.. Inter Partes...more
September 16, 2012 marked the second wave of implementations of the America Invents Act. The first wave of implementations took place a year ago, September 16, 2011, and included changes to false marking, fees,...more
The America Invents Act (AIA)— commonly referred to as the “patent reform bill”— was signed into law last month and business owners are still wondering what, if anything, it means to them. Given that patent reform has been...more
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