McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC: Patent Fee Increases

By Carmen Santa Maria This article is the first in a series of mini-articles considering a section of the new patent statute and how it may affect your business. Effective Friday, September 16, 2011, upon the signing of the Leahy-Smith Patent Reform Act by President Obama, new fees are in effect...

Ballard Spahr LLPL: Important Fee Provisions of New Patent Reform Act Take Effect Monday

By Mary Anthony Merchant, Ph.D. and Estelle Tsevdos On September 16, 2011, President Obama signed into law the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act , which makes significant changes to U.S. patent law. Certain provisions related to fee increases take effect next week on September 26, 2011. The U...