Jim Singer, partner at Fox Rothschild. LLP, has outlines some of the major changes in the patent law and the dates that they will be implemented in this informative blog post.
On Friday, September 16, 2011, President Obama signed the America Invents Act into law. As described in a previous IP Spotlight post, the new law creates several immediate and important changes to U.S. patent law. However, some of the most important changes will not take effect until late 2012 or early 2013. The following is a summary of changes that patent applicants should prepare for over the next 12-to-18 months..read more