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IP5 PPH pilot program

China, European Union, Japan, South Korea, USA - January 31 2014 The five largest patent offices are the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the Japanese Patent Office (JPO), the Korean Patent Office (KIPO)…

Avoiding the fiscal cliff may result in corrections to the America Invents Act that are more than technical

USA - December 12 2012 On Friday, November 30, 2012, Lamar Smith (R-Texas) of the U.S. legislature introduced a bill "[t]o improve certain provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act and title 35, United States Code."

Coordinating a European opposition with an IPR or PGR

European Union, USA - April 19 2013 The America Invents Act creates two new methods for third parties to challenge issued patents in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO): inter…

Elizabeth A. Doherty Ph.D.

Good record-keeping: more important than ever under the AIA

USA - June 28 2013 Post-AIA, no longer can inventors overcome certain types of prior art by proving an earlier date of invention, and interferences will eventually…

Erin M. Sommers Ph.D.

America Invents Act final rules: practicing before the board

USA - August 21 2012 The LeahySmith America Invents Act (AIA) establishes several new postgrant trial proceedings to be conducted by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board), including inter partes review (IPR), postgrant review (PGR), and the Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents (TCBM), and also provides for derivation proceedings

Michele C. Bosch