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.


Upcoming Webinar

Best Practices for Drafting Patent Specifications
October 19, 2017 at 12:00 pm EDT
During the October webinar, Dan Hegner will discuss specification drafting strategies and pitfalls in prosecution.  A portion of the discussion will be dedicated to §§ 101, 102, 103, and 112 issues in light of recent case law. Register