On December 2, 2013, Finnegan launched The Chemical and Pharmaceutical Innovation Report 2013The Report is a complementary eBook for patent practitioners, entrepreneurs, business executives, venture capitalists, and inventors that benchmarks the patent activities in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries from 2006 to 2012.

The Report includes concise summaries of the changes under the America Invents Act (AIA). The AIA sections summarized include: best mode, derivation proceedings, first-inventor-to-file, inter partes review, post grant review, pre-issuance submissions, and supplemental examination. These summaries identify considerations for developing and optimizing patent strategies and describe the various proceedings that may be utilized in lieu of or in addition to litigation.

The Report 2013 also details chemical and pharmaceutical patenting and application publication trends, district court litigation trends, appellate litigation trends, and categorizes Federal Circuit decisions from 2006 to 2012.

Download a complimentary copy of The Report 2013 eBook here.