Changing The Course Of USPTO Disciplinary Actions

Law360, New York (August 31, 2011, 2:31 PM EDT) -- The America Invents Act (H.R. 1249), which is currently pending before Congress, appears headed for passage, possibly after Congress returns from its August recess. It is presently in the Senate, and it is possible that the Senate will adopt the bill without any changes.

The focus by commentators on the bill has been the elimination of interference and imposition of opposition proceedings as well as 15-percent fee increases if the bill is signed by President Obama. However, the bill also includes an amendment to 35 U.S.C....
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