It has been a year since the final provisions of the America Invents Act took effect in March of 2013. Finnegan partners Erika Arner and Mark Sweet provide some observations on the AIA implementation one year in. They discuss the first-inventor-to-file provision, trends in invention capture, the expansion of prior art, track one examinations, post-grant review proceedings at the PTAB, and impacts on district court patent litigation.

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