Recently, President Obama signed America Invents Act of 2011 into law. Its stated purpose is to improve "patent quality" and reduce the backlog of pending patent applications. Schiff Hardin's Stephen M. Hankins and D. Christopher Ohly provide an overview of the act's major provisions to give an idea of the new environment for patents the act creates.
The America Invents Act: An Overview
October 4, 2011
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