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PATENT LAW UPDATE: HOW WILL THE LEAHY-SMITH AMERICA INVENTS ACT AFFECT INVENTION DISCLOSURES AT YOUR COMPANY'S

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Event: 182nd Technical Meeting
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Date: October 09, 2012
Author: Jacob M. Ward*
Paper Number: 84

Price: $20.00

  • The Leahy-Smith America lnvents Act (AIA) represents the first major overhaul of U.S. patent system in 60 years.I Among the many revisions to U.S. patent law under the AIA, which becomes fully effective on March 16, 2013, is the change from a first-to-invent to a first-inventor-to-file system. Under the new first-inventor-to-file system, companies will need to streamline their invention submission and decision-making processes to ensure that new inventions are rapidly identified, and that decisions are quickly made whether to preserve patent rights.

    Papers from 182nd Technical Meeting

    Items from 182nd Technical Meeting