Posts Tagged: america invents act


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 …
By Steve Moore
3 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 …
By Ron Katznelson, Ph.D.
3 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 …
By Gene Quinn
3 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 …
By Gene Quinn
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 …
By Julie Hopkins
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 …
By U.S.P.T.O.
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. …
By Gene Quinn
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 …
By Gene Quinn
4 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 …
By Dan Leckrone
4 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 …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 16

House to Move on AIA Corrections and Trade Secrets

During the last six days of a session the Speaker of the House of Representatives is allowed to suspend Rules in order to expeditiously dispose of non-controversial …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

Lame Duck Patent Reform: AIA Technical Corrections

On Friday, November, 30, 2012, a bill making technical changes to the AIA was introduced in the House of Representatives. The bill number is HR 6621. The proposed AIA package …
By Manus Cooney
4 years ago 3

Patent Reform Doesn’t Prevent Rise in Patent Litigation?

I fail to see how the increase in individual suits suggests in any way, shape or form that the AIA has failed. Because there was a spike …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 1

The Latest Intelligence on the Updated Patent Bar Exam

Generally, the Patent Exam remains as predictable as ever in terms of what the USPTO wants you to know. The USPTO concentrates on those issues that lead …

AIPLA Exclusive: On the Record with Todd Dickinson, Part 1

As a part of this all-access look behind the scenes I interviewed Q. Todd Dickinson, the AIPLA Executive Director who is also a former Under Secretary of …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0