The America Invents Act: Tips For The Small Inventor

Law360, New York (September 27, 2011, 5:10 PM EDT) -- On Sept. 8, 2011, the U.S. Senate passed the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (the “America Invents Act”) by a vote of 89-9. Identical to the version approved by the House of Representatives earlier this year, the America Invents Act will usher in the most significant changes to the U.S. patent system in decades. There are numerous resources that provide summaries of the act’s provisions. However, I would like to focus on how the America Invents Act may impact (both positively and negatively) small businesses and sole...
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