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What is the future of patent reform?

Reform fizzled out in Congress in the spring, is unlikely to make a resurgence in 2014

The America Invents Act  (AIA) is approaching its third anniversary, but it seems less and less likely that this edition of Congress is going to give it a younger sibling anytime soon. 

The AIA was signed into law in September of 2011, and represented the biggest overhaul of the U.S. patent system in decades. It brought the United States into alignment with most of the rest of the world, instituting a first-to-file system; putting emphasis on inter partes reviews, and making a host of other changes as well.

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Rich Steeves

Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A....

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