Aftershocks From The AIA: A Seismic Shift In Patent Law?

Law360, New York (March 26, 2012, 1:02 PM EDT) -- As is evident from the large amount of commentary already available on the subject, the America Invents Act comprises the most sweeping changes to the patent system in almost 60 years. Several of the AIA provisions have already had a marked effect on patent litigation behavior, while other important provisions have yet to come into effect.

This article takes a quantitative approach to analyzing some of the recent changes to patent litigant behavior caused by the new joinder provisions. It then proceeds to analyze some of...
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