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The New Age of Patent Enforcement in the United States: The Brave New World Post-AIA is NOT First to File – It IS Post Grant Proceedings

April 10, 2013
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Sure, First-to-File is new here, but the rest of the world has been dealing with it forever and the sky has not fallen on technological innovation elsewhere.  And it won’t fall on it here either under a First-to-File system. But consider patent enforcement for a moment if you will.  As a patent owner who wants [...]

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On Your Marks, Get Set…. AIA First-To-File Officially Takes Off On March 16, But The Race To File Patent Applications Has Already Begun

January 16, 2013
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The America Invents Act or “AIA” was signed into law by President Obama on September 16, 2011.  After an eighteen month waiting period, on March 16, 2013, two months from today, the US patent system officially changes to a first to file system.  That means applications filed on or after that date will have their [...]

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