Where AIA Meets Bayh-Dole Act: Beware The Ticking Clock

Law360, New York (October 29, 2013, 2:24 PM EDT) -- On September 16, 2011, President Obama signed the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act into law, representing the most substantial changes to United States patent law since 1952. Seven months ago, the final and most significant provision of the AIA went into effect — the transition of the United States patent system from a unique “first to invent” (FTI) patent system to a more globally standard “first to file” (FTF) patent system.

Practitioners generally acknowledge that this sea change in United States patent law will require adjustments to...
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