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USPTO Must Decide the Patentability of All Claims Challenged in an Inter Partes Review

USA - April 24 2018 On April 24, 2018, in SAS Institute Inc., v. Iancu, 585 U.S.__(2018), the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision that ends the practice at the...

Stephen M. Ullmer, Heath J. Briggs.


Phase 3 of the America Invents Act: new patent laws take effect on March 16, 2013

USA - January 29 2013 On September 16, 2011, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) was signed into law. The AIA is the first comprehensive overhaul of the U.S. patent...

Andrew Briggs, Joseph Agostino, Mauri A. Sankus.


Using U.S patent reform policy to drive corporate IP policy

USA - September 26 2011 The 2011 America Invents Act is the most comprehensive patent reform since the 1952 Patent Act....

David Joyal.


President Obama signs America Invents Act i.e., Patent Reform into law

USA - September 16 2011 On September 16, 2011, President Obama signed into law the 2011 America Invents Act (i.e., Patent Reform law)....


Pre-examination interview program formalized and expanded to all art units

USA - May 20 2011 In apparent response to the postponement of the Track One patent prioritized patent examination program, on May 16, 2011, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office expanded the "Full First Action Interview Pilot Program" to all utility patent applications in all technology areas and all filing dates....

Heath J. Briggs.