The America Invents ACT (AIA) Handbook: A Guide to the Patent Law Reform of 2011

The America Invents Act is the most comprehensive overhaul since 1952, ending the “first-to-invent” system and replacing it with “first-inventor-to file” patent rules. This important and timely handbook explains how the new patent regime works and how the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s recently promulgated regulations and the new law’s myriad effective dates affect your practice.
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The America Invents Act is the most comprehensive overhaul since 1952, ending the “first-to-invent” system and replacing it with “first-inventor-to file” patent rules. This important and timely handbook explains how the new patent regime works and how the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s recently promulgated regulations and the new law’s myriad effective dates affect your practice.

Topics include:

•  AIA changes to patent marking statutes
•  New procedural rules for patent litigation
•  Expansion of the prior user rights defense
•  Prioritized examination and supplemental examination provisions
•  Prior art submissions to the USPTO
•  New post-grant review proceedings as an alternative to litigation
•  Establishment of new USPTO Offices
•  Programs and Studies Provided for Under the AIA
•  Practice Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
•  Numerous other statutory and regulatory changes