The America Invents Act: Big changes not just for patent lawyers

The first year under the AIA has shown that in-house counsel need to be just as aware of the Act’s changes as patent lawyers

Normally changes in the patent law impact a small number of patent lawyers. However, the America Invents Act (AIA) was called “one of the most significant legislative reforms to the patent system in our Nation’s history,” and it has certainly lived up to its billing. The law changed both when to file a patent and provided new ways to challenge them. In-house counsel, not just patent lawyers, who understand the new regime can put themselves at a significant advantage.

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Aaron Charfoos

Aaron Charfoos, a member at Dykema, is an experienced trial lawyer specializing in complex patent and commercial litigation. In addition to leading litigation and appellate...

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