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35 USC § 102 and the First to File System

The First to Invent system, which has been the fundamental base of US patent law for more than 200 hundred years, has now been replaced by a First to File system, sort of. In this Analysis, Jim Longacre discusses the similarities and differences between the old and new patent law and gives extensive...

A Quiz on New 35 USC § 102 of the America Invents Act

The America Invents Act fundamentally changed the basic, and not so basic, law we have been applying for decades. Experienced patent attorneys can recite 35 USC § 102 and explain all its nuances. In this Analysis, Jim Longacre presents a series of quizzes designed to test your grasp of the new law...

Troutman Sanders LLP: Judge Spencer Finds Slow Cooker Patent Invalid Based on "New Matter" and On-Sale Bar Defenses

By Dabney Carr In a July 13 decision found here , Judge Spencer held on summary judgment that Hamilton Beach's patent on a clip to prevent the lid of a slow cooker from sliding off during transportation was invalid based on Sunbeam's "new matter" defense and held in the alternative...