The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) became law on September 16, 2011, and represents the most comprehensive overhaul of the United States patent system since the Patent Act was enacted in 1952. AIA includes numerous provisions impacting patent litigation, licensing and enforcement, and the provisions become individually effective over the span of several years.
With attorneys having many decades of patent prosecution, licensing and litigation experience, IPLL is uniquely qualified to provide counsel regarding AIA. We also remain committed to providing clients and site visitors the useful resources and detailed information about the changes to practice and application of patent law. This is particularly the case, as the US Patent and Trademark Office administers prosecution practice and the federal judicial system interprets AIA provisions on this new frontier of patent law.
Inter Partes Review
Inventor’s Oath or Declaration
Office Patent Trial Practice Guide
Rules of Practice for Trials Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and Review of Board decisions
Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents