Top 10 Lies About Patent Reform

Law360, New York (October 24, 2011, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Patent Reform Act of 2011 has been said to be the greatest overhaul of the U.S. patent system since 1952. While this may be true, we offer here a list of what we believe to be the top 10 misconceptions about patent reform.

1) The U.S. will have a first-to-file system.

When the changes to 35 USC § 102 take effect on March 16, 2013, the effective filing date for a claimed invention will be important, but it will not always be the deciding factor. The...
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