The America Invents Act for Non-Patent Lawyers

The America Invents Act, as every patent lawyer knows, makes significant changes to the practice of patent law in the United States.  Especially if you are not a patent lawyer, you may find helpful my recent article,  "Some Basics of the America Invents Act for Non-Patent Lawyers," published in the August 2012 issue of the Michigan Bar Journal.  In this article, I cover various new features of U.S. patent law implemented by the AIA, including the new first-to-file regime, which is less straightforward than it might be.  I also discuss new procedures for post-grant review, as well as other facets of the law of interest to anyone dealing with technology issues.