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Uspto Publishes First-inventor-to-file Rules

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has published the final rules of practice implementing the first-inventor-to-file provision of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act .

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Federal Circuit sustains bar to whistleblower claims

Congress' retroactive elimination of whistleblower actions against companies that falsely label products as patented did not violate the Constitution, the Federal Circuit has ruled. A unanimous three-judge panel said that the America Invents Act's retroactive removal of the qui tam option did not violate the due process or intellectual property clauses.

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Lawyer Urges Michigan Tech Companies To Seek Speedier Patents

Eric Sosenko, an attorney in the Ann Arbor office of the intellectual property law firm Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, Monday urged Michigan's technology-driven companies to consider investing in a new option under patent reform, the "America Invents Act," that allows the expediting of patents.

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America Invents Act is a game changer, experts say

The USPTO Patent Reform Coordinator describes implementing the first patent law reform in 60 years.

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Research and Markets: The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act 2011 – Overview of the Patent Reforms

Dublin – Research and Markets has announced the addition of GlobalData's new report "The Leahy-Smith America

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My Turn: IBM applauds patent reform legislation

In a significant move that will help to spur innova tion and encourage eco nomic growth, President Obama has signed into law the America Invents Act, which the Senate over whelmingly approved earlier this month.

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New Patent Law Offers Few Pros, Many Cons

The America Invents Act has been widely described as the biggest reform of American patent law in some 50 years, and that’s certainly true. An overhaul of our patent system was long overdue, and there have been high hopes as to what it could accomplish.

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