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The PTO the House and Senate Judiciary Committee staffs and some segments of the patent community mainly those that were supporters of the AIA had drafted a a proposed technical corrections bill Obviously if a proposed change is purely…

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The most significant reform to the U S patent system in more than a century took a major step forward at am Sunday as numerous provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of went into effect The new rules…

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Yesterday Congressman Peter DeFazio D-OR and Congressman Jason Chaffetz R-UT introduced the Saving High-tech Innovators from Egregious Legal Disputes Act or SHIELD Act for short If ever passed into law the SHIELD Act would ostensibly adopt a variation on…

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Many people situated variously within and outside of the patent system of the United States urged the adoption of first-to-file There are however many questions about the scope and possible impact of the AIA Exactly how it will all…

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There are two free webinars this week relative to the America Invents Act to alert you to Given the enormity of the changes and how every time I read the legislation I seem to find something new you might…

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Exactly who is to blame if a pharmaceutical company say Eli Lilly decides to invest billions of dollars and build a facility when they haven't adequately protected their own intellectual property Moreover who is to blame if that company…

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Don't forget that as of the end of the fiscal year on September the PTO has a backfile of nearly patent applications that have not yet been given even a first Office Action It will take at least to…

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Notwithstanding the inherent unreliability of legislative history and the truly scary prospect of trying to get inside the head of Members of Congress it seems fairly clear to me that the America Invents Act which was signed into law…

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office USPTO released two Federal Register Notices on October seeking written comments and announcing two public hearings for two studies the agency is required to conduct under the America Invents Act Specifically Congress…

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I have done quite a bit of writing about the America Invents Act but I have been a bit derelict in providing the sequel to America Invents A Simple Guide to Patent Reform Part Part of the reason if…

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So what does this AIA mumbo jumbo mean in plain English Well to me and especially to others who have previously opined on this provision of the AIA it means you not only don t blow novelty in the…

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If B gives a blanket exclusion to subject matter which cannot be used as prior art after a disclosure by an inventor that would lead to nearly ridiculous results Imagine for example that an inventor discloses a specific embodiment…

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