Posts Tagged: america invents act


USPTO makes changes to AIA post grant proceedings

The immediate modification to the page limits for motions to amend is more in line with reality given the high burdens placed on patent owners. Even when …
By Jon Wright
2 years ago 1

Decrease in patent litigation questions need for patent reform

In 2014 there were 1,070 fewer patent lawsuits filed than during 2013. Furthermore, the number of patent cases filed in 2014 was lower than the number of cases filed in 2012 by …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 8

If Patent Reform Is Meant to Starve Patent Trolls, Why Is It Feeding Them Instead?

In the post-AIA world, patent litigation has become an expensive and very risky proposition for law firms. The end result is undoubtedly one of the great ironies …
By Michael Gulliford
2 years ago 14

USPTO to Host AIA Roadshow in Seven Cities Nationwide

The USPTO specifically wants to broaden public knowledge of the FITF provisions and assist understanding of the provision’s administrative processes to aid inventors and their representatives …
By U.S.P.T.O.
2 years ago 1

Inter Partes Review: Who is a “Privy” of the Petitioner?

There is a time limit for preventing certain petitioners from initiating an IPR proceeding against a patent, and there is currently a petition for writ of mandamus …
By Allard Chu
3 years ago 5

An Exclusive Interview with Bernard Knight

There was nothing off the table for discussion in this interview. We discuss how and why he choose McDermott, as well as what it was like working …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

Let the AIA Reforms Have an Opportunity to Prove They Work

A recurring theme that can be traced through the patent reforms of the AIA to the current debate over patent litigation abuse is the issue of patent …
By Q. Todd Dickinson
3 years ago 0

Innovation Act Fast Tracked Despite Committee Concerns

Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), is continuing to fast track the Innovation Act (HR 3309) despite growing concerns from both Republican and Democrat members of the House Judiciary Committee… …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 8

The America Invents Act: Traps for the Unwary

Consider the following: On Friday, March 15, 2013, an applicant could file a U.S. patent application covering an invention that was the subject of a publication provided the …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 13

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 …
By Steve Moore
3 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 …
By Steve Moore
3 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 …
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.
4 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
4 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
4 years ago 36