Top 10 Provisions Of The America Invents Act

Law360, New York (October 12, 2011, 1:16 PM EDT) -- On Sept. 16, 2011, President Obama signed into law the America Invents Act of 2011 (the “AIA”). The AIA makes a number of changes to U.S. patent law, and those changes will take effect on various dates.

The wisdom of the AIA and its effect on U.S. patent applicants and owners, including U.S. businesses, ultimately can be assessed only after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and U.S. courts apply the amended and new laws to various circumstances and disputes.

Nevertheless, there are 10 AIA provisions...
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