Posts Tagged: AIA traps for the unwary

AIA Oddities: Third Party Submissions of Prior Art

A preissuance submission may be made in any non-provisional utility, design, and plant application, as well as in any continuing application. It is worth specifically noting that …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 0

AIA Oddities: Trade Secrets, Re-patenting and Best Mode

Not every claimed invention will be able to be re-patented, but there will undoubtedly be some that will be able to be re-patented. This is possible thanks …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 5

AIA Oddities: Tax Strategy Patents and Human Organisms

In perhaps lesser known fashion Congress made two significant, but limited, statutory changes to what is considered patent eligible subject matter. In a bizarre circumstance Congress chose …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 2

A Simple Guide to the AIA Oddities: First to File

Let’s take a step back and consider the nuance of the so-called grace period that remains under the AIA. Under the new law we know that …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 17

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
7 years ago 13