Williams Mullen: Changes in Pre-Grant and Post-Grant Challenges at the U.S. Patent Office (USPTO)

Editor Timothy J. Bechen, Alison S. McGeary The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, H.R. 1249 ("the Act") will become law once the President signs it this month. The Act proposes many changes to current pre-grant and post-grant challenges and further introduces enhanced post-grant...

Abusive Patent Litigation Practices Already More Difficult?

Congress Tinkers with Further Patent Reforms It seems Congress has chosen to ignore the significant impact the America Invents Act (AIA) has had on pure patent enforcement entities. There is simply no other rationale to explain why a new patent reform bill is contemplated by Congress near every week...