IP: What to expect from the America Invents Act ... and when

A timeline of key provisions to watch over the next 18 months.

On Sept. 16, President Obama signed into law the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, which represents the first comprehensive revision of the patent laws since 1952. It will significantly impact patent litigation, patent prosecution and funding for the United States Patent Trademark Office (USPTO). Most of the law is scheduled to go into effect over the next year and a half. Key provisions and their effective dates are summarized below.

Effective Sept. 16:


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Eric Lobenfeld

Eric Lobenfeld is the co-head of the U.S. Intellectual Property Practice of Hogan Lovells. He has more than 35 years of experience litigating cases involving...

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