Update on the America Invents Act: Pre-Issuance Third-party Submissions By Ryan C. Smith
On September 16, 2011, President Obama signed the America Invents Act (“the Act”) into law. The Act added a provision that allows for third-party pre-issuance submissions in patent cases. This article includes the information that should be considered before implementing a third-party submission strategy within your organization.
A Summary of Recent Changes under the America Invents Act By Ryan C. Smith
A large number of provisions of the America Invents Act took effect on Sunday, September 16, 2012. This article summarizes the main changes to patent prosecution resulting from those provisions.
 These changes impact granted patents and/or pending patent applications, as well as new U.S. patent applications filed on or after September 16, 2012.
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