America Invents Act Supplemental Examination

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... 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.  less -
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The Decision Maker's Guide to Contested Proceedings Under the American Invents Act [Video]

Under the America Invents Act, a patent owner has many tools available when considering contested proceedings. Some of those options include inter partes review, covered business method review proceedings, supplemental...more

USPTO Offers Guidance on Supplemental Examination

The USPTO has published “Tips for Filing a Compliant Supplemental Examination Request” on its AIA Implementation Web page. According to the notice, the USPTO has received six requests for Supplemental Examination, but...more

Intellectual Property Newsletter - December 2012

In This Issue: ..News From the Bench: - Clarification of the “Vitiation Test” when applying the Doctrine of Equivalents. - The “Success More Likely Than Not” and “Ordinary Observer” Standards for a...more

America Invents Act: Supplemental Examination

What is Supplemental Examination? A supplemental examination proceeding permits a patent owner to request additional examination of a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“Office”) so that the...more

Kirton McConkie: America Invents Act (AIA) (Presentation)

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

Be Prepared: America Invents Act Will Be Changing in the U.S. from ‘First-to-Invent’ to ‘First-to-File’ System

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

Important Provisions of The America Invents Act Take Effect in September

The Leahy-Smith American Invents Act (AIA), which became law last fall, presents the most significant changes to patent law in more than 50 years. The AIA was enacted with the goals of harmonization with international laws,...more

USPTO Issues Final Rules for America Invents Act Provisions That Take Effect September 16, 2012

As announced on the USPTO website, the final rules for the provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA) that take effect on September 16, 2012, will be published in the August 14, 2012 Federal Register. Pre-publication...more

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