Will AIA Power Clean Technology?

Law360, New York (March 7, 2013, 12:43 PM EST) -- Fast-paced examination programs and the resulting rapid issuance of clean technology patents have left many in the industry with patent litigation on their hands and others wondering if their own inventions could be subject to claims of infringement. New proceedings created by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) could offer a viable — and potentially cost-effective — way to resolve those questions.

As of Sept. 16, 2012, parties may bring inter partes review (IPR) and post-grant review (PGR) proceedings in the United States Patent and Trademark...
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