Fraying The Fringes Of § 102

Law360, New York (September 6, 2011, 1:23 PM EDT) -- On Sept. 6, 2011, the U.S. Senate begins consideration of H.R. 1249 — the comprehensive patent reform bill already passed by the House of Representatives. Right now, many indications point to passage of the bill into law. The bill includes far-reaching changes to the statutory regime that has governed the patent system since the 1952 Patent Act. Much discussion has already been made of the primary provisions of the bill, namely changing to a first-to-file system and altering post-grant administrative review. However, the bill’s wide scope...
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