Topic: AIA

Universities Take Note: The America Invents Act Could Destroy Your Patent Portfolio

[Link: AIA Impact on University Innovation and Tech Transfer – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.] IP lawyer Robert Sterne at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox has a message for universities and technology centers that generate revenue from patent portfolios built around R&D: the America Invents Act (AIA) changes everything. And not in a particularly… Read more »

Are You Ready for the ‘First-to-File’ Patent Change? It’s Just 5 Days Away…

[Link: What the First-to-File Patent Change Means (And What IP Strategists Should Do About It)] On March 16, 2013, the long-awaited “first-to-file” provisions of the America Invents Act go into effect. For your convenience, here’s a JD Supra roundup of most recent commentary and analysis on the historic change: Does The Experimental Use Exception Survive… Read more »

IP Update: Act Now to Avoid Disappointment at the “First-to-File” Patent Office

“The first-to-file system has the advantage of simplicity. It is difficult to prove when a person first mentally conceived of an invention, but it is easy to prove the date on which a patent application was filed. This enhanced simplicity, however, comes at a cost: instead of rewarding the earliest inventor, it rewards the inventor… Read more »

IP Law News: First-to-File System Set to Launch Soon, Are You Ready?

We’re less than two months away from the official launch of “First-to-File” in the United States. From Tom Kohler of law firm Downs Rachlin Martin: “The America Invents Act or ‘AIA’ was signed into law by President Obama on September 16, 2011. After an eighteen month waiting period, on March 16, 2013, two months from… Read more »