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The AIA Three Years Later: How First-to-File Placed a Premium on Provisional Applications


The AIA Three Years Later: How First-to-File Placed a Premium on Provisional Applications

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The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) has been the biggest change to U.S. patent law in 60 years. Now that the dust has settled, we are starting to see the impact the AIA has had on the landscape of patent prosecution, and particularly on the status of provisional patent applications. While obtaining the earliest possible […]

3 Keys to Sound Claims Construction

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The importance of sound, patentable claims in a patent application has always been important, but its importance has only increased since the implementation of first-to-file standard in March 2013 in the wake of the America Invents Act. Here are three tips for giving a patent application’s claims section the best foundation for success once you […]

Five Things to Know About Provisional Patent Applications

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First introduced in 1995, the always-popular provisional patent application process has become even more widely used since the America Invents Act switched the U.S. patent system to a first-to-file standard in March 2013.

Inter Partes Review (IPR) Onslaught Awaits Patents With Undiscovered Prior Art

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In the two and a half years since the America Invents Act (AIA) expanded the ways in which a granted patent may be challenged, new statistics from the USPTO reveal just how vital patent application quality has become to maintaining patent protection.

Patents for Humanity Deadline Approaching

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Predictive Analytics Give Patent Professionals the Edge

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Patent professionals today are under increasing pressure to prosecute patent applications successfully to help IP-driven companies gain an edge on their competitors. The data-driven reports available through the LexisNexis® PatentAdvisor℠ suite of patent software gives IP professionals the competitive intelligence they need to prosecute patent applications efficiently and effectively. The PatentAdvisor family of online tools […]