Leading up to the enactment of the 2011 Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, several members of our firm contributed to crafting portions of the new law and have been studying its many provisions and discovering subtle intricacies, including the complicated effective date provisions and the broad inter partes review provisions.
We are developing strategies to help our clients benefit from the new law, as well as participating in the U.S. Patent Office's rulemaking process which will implement the new law. We will continue to provide practical information as different sections of the Act are implemented.
This page provides up-to-date information developed by Foley attorneys on patent reform bills and changes at the USPTO since 2009. For blog discussions on this subject, please also visit the Patent Reform topic page of our PharmaPatents and Personalized Medicine Bulletin blogs.