Patents Post-Grant: Draft Bill Proposes Fixes to America Invents Act

Straight Forward Changes Expected to Pass Quickly As discussed last month , Congress will be considering a technical amendment to the AIA before Christmas. Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Tx) proposed this bill (H.R. 6621 here ) to the House last Friday, passage of which seems very likely in the near term...

Patents Post-Grant: Congress Proposes Second Post Grant Window for Patent Reissue?

Repeal of 325(f) May Have Unintended Consequences As discussed earlier this week the House is currently considering H.R. 6621 , which proposes some technical corrections to the America Invents Act. One of the stated goals of the technical bill is to eliminate the 9 month dead zone that now applies...