The World of Prior Art Under the America Invents Act

Benson, Tyson B.; Grace, Ryan T.
May 2013
Nebraska Lawyer Magazine;May/Jun2013, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p19
Trade Publication
The article discusses the final provisions of the America Invents Act which took effect on March 16, 2013 transitioning the patent system from a first-to-file to a first-inventor-to-file system, and its effect on applicants. It states that the effective filing date of an invention is the solution to navigating prior art since this is where the availability of a disclosure is measured. It alo informs on House Rule 1249, 35 U.S. code, and the Cooperative Research and Technology Enhancement Act.


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