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Litigants to lose USPTO review option under patent reform (access required)

The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) was signed into law Sept. 16, 2011, ending over six years of legislative effort to “reform” U.S. Patent Laws. The legislation overhauls major aspects of the U.S. patent system including a switch from the previous “first to invent” system to a “first inventor to file system. This much-heralded change, ...

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