New Entity Size Issues Under The AIA

Law360, New York (December 14, 2012, 12:21 PM EST) -- The America Invents Act[1] has introduced a new micro entity status in addition to the existing small entity discounts for reduced patent prosecution fees. However, the appropriate measure of entity size is not always an easy concept to grasp, particularly when navigating the regulations of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Given the ever-increasing fee schedule of the USPTO, careful consideration given to self-determination of entity size by institutions has never been more important. This article provides an analytical overview of the rules and regulations concerning...
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