The final piece of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (aka "patent reform") will take effect on March 16, 2013. This seismic change to U.S. patent law codifies the race to the Patent Office and significantly increases the hurdles that inventors must overcome to obtain patent protection. Inventors, their employers, and other owners of inventions are encouraged to consider filing patent applications on or before March 15, 2013.
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This Alert was republished by IP Frontline on March 5, 2013.