Intellectual Property, Patent & Trademark Law

America Invents Act: Key Elements Of Reform Law

First-to-file policy brings U.S. more in line with other countries

, The Connecticut Law Tribune


When President Barack Obama signed the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) last fall, it marked the culmination of a years-long reform process. The act includes some of the most sweeping changes to U.S. patent law since 1836. In particular, several key components will significantly affect the patent prosecution and review processes.

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