Onset of First-to-File and Prior Art Provisions of the America Invents Act


March 16, 2013 is when the U.S. begins to move from a "first-to-invent" system to a "first-to-file" system under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act ("AIA"). On that day, references and activities that can constitute prior art will also expand under the AIA. In view of these changes, it may be worthwhile to evaluate new invention... Continue Reading

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