Posts Tagged: america invents act


Part 2 – The AIA: A Boon for David or Goliath?

Our inter partes challenge data from pre- and post-passage of the AIA clearly show that of the relatively few initial denials made by the USPTO of an …
2 years ago 2

The AIA: A Boon for David of Goliath?

Legend #1: Small Companies have greatly benefited from the new inter partes review procedure in their challenge of the patents of others. Truth: The ratio of large to …
2 years ago 7

Probing 10 Patent Troll Myths – A Factured Fairytale Part 2

There are many myths that are attached to the fable of the so-called “patent troll.” Acting like the MythBusters, we probed some of them. For example, the …
2 years ago 7

The America Invents Act at Work – The Major Cause for the Recent Rise in Patent Litigation

It is ironic and highly likely that the AIA – the legislation touted by its proponents as the instrument to reduce the number of costly patent lawsuits – is …
2 years ago 9

A Brave New Patent World – First to File Becomes Law

There are some exceptions whereby a person who files second can still prevail, but those exceptions are infinitesimally insignificant, and the law surrounding the parameters of the …
2 years ago 39

First-to-File Guidelines: Did Congress Mean What they Said?

Almost two weeks ago the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued two Federal Register Notices in anticipation of the U.S. converting from first-to-invent to a …
3 years ago 36

Emerging Patent Law Policy Issues for in 2013

From implementation of sections of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act to anticipated decisions from the Supreme Court, we can expect changes to the patent system that will …
3 years ago 2

USPTO Publishes Final Rules and Guidelines Governing First-Inventor-to-File

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today published final rules of practice implementing the first-inventor-to-file provision of the Leahy-Smith …
3 years ago 0

New Patent Fees: USPTO Exercises Fee Setting Authority

The final rules on patent fees will publish in the Federal Register on Friday, January 18, 2013. Fees are going up for most, but not as much as feared. …
3 years ago 5

Industry Insiders Reflect on Biggest Moments in IP for 2012

For this inaugural edition of ?Biggest Moments in IP? we have a variety of reflections on a wide array of IP issues. Former Commissioner for Patents Bob …
3 years ago 2

Protecting the U.S. Patent System

Over the past several months, these Multinational Mega-Techs --- the same folks that had previously disguised themselves as a Coalition for Patent Fairness (“CPF”) and leveraged the …
3 years ago 7

USPTO Implements Micro-Entity Discount Effective March 2013

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is revising the rules of practice in patent cases to implement the micro entity provision of the Leahy-Smith America …
3 years ago 16