Challenging Already Issued Patents under the America Invents Act (AIA)

For a number of years, the patent system was composed of four main proceedings to challenge patent validity – reexamination, reissue, interference and litigation in federal court. Understanding how patent proceedings occur in the patent office will help you understand what you might be in for when patenting your invention. Current Proceedings – Reexamination and […]

Impact of the America Invents Act – Massachusetts

An overhaul of the US patent law began with the America Invents Act (“AIA”) back on September 16, 2011. Thanks to the changes in key provisions, the US is moving to a first-to-file system, significantly expanding upon the traditional definition of prior art and changing the process for contesting a patent.    Being the First-to-File […]