Sep 7, 2011

Serious Patent News: Some Good, Some Not So

Any day now, the Senate will likely pass the America Invents Act, with the President's signature promised shortly thereafter. The Act will make the most sweeping changes to United States patent law since at least 1952. By moving the United States from a "first to invent" patent paradigm to a "first to file" paradigm it will align the country with the vast majority of other nations, and will most likely substantially reduce costs associated with documenting and litigating "who thought of it first" questions.
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