The American Invents act – First to file (March 16, 2013)

On Saturday, March sixteen, 2013, the “first-inventor-to-file” provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”) will go into effect. The act will update the current “first-to-invent” process to “first-to-file” patent system. Under the new law, the defination for prior art will expand dramatically and any prior art from before the filing date can be used to […]

Patent Post Grant Review Procedure

The proposed Patent post grant review proceeding would allow the public to appeal the USPTO to cancel claims in a patent within a year of its issue date. And it allows any person who is warned with a patent infringement suit to plea for review within four months of being warned. To prevent wrong use, […]