The 2011 Leahy-Smith America Invents Act fundamentally changed the process by which life sciences companies protect their inventions. U.S. patents are no longer awarded to the first to invent, but instead to the first to file. As a result, understanding the system and the standards for protecting intellectual property is as crucial today as understanding the science behind it.
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Michael Best partner, Gilberto Espinoza, was quoted in the Law360 article titled, "4 Mistakes That Can Doom AIA Petitions," on August 25, 2014.
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Gilberto is a persuasive and effective advocate for clients seeking to protect their intellectual property assets. Focusing his practice on patent litigation at both the trial and appellate levels, he is actively involved in all phases of litigation and trial. He has built an enviable track record by successfully challenging patents in inter partes review proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and by fighting off patent infringement suits.
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