By Douglas "Doug" D. Salyers, James Moore Bollinger, Jeffrey C. Morgan, James "Jim" E. Schutz, Trenton A. Ward, Robert A. Madayag, and Dustin B. Weeks
Yesterday, September 8, 2011, Congress approved the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), a bill that introduces some of the most sweeping statutory changes to U.S. patent law in decades. This advisory highlights some of the most significant changes in the law - which awaits President Obama's expected signature - and when those changes take effect over the next 18 months.
In addition to those changes briefly outlined above, the 37 sections of the AIA include numerous additional provisions that will have far-reaching changes in the U.S. Patent law system. Please feel free to contact us for a detailed discussion of how the changes will affect you.
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