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America Invents Act Primer (Paperback) (Sarah Hasford)
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The America Invents Act Primer provides a unique and practical resource to the 2011 ("AIA") Leahy–Smith act, as a reference for legal professionals, chemists, pharmaceutical scientists, and other professionals concerned with patent law in the global environment. Many of the AIA’s 37 sections bring significant and substantive changes to patent law. This focused book covers these provisions in detail, to assist readers in developing an in-depth understanding of the implications for their work. The resource discussed the similarities and differences between the pre- and post-AIA laws; identifies their effective dates, highlighting key portions of their legislative history; and explains their practical effects.
Additionally, the America Invents Act Primer highlights a number of free resources that can be utilized by readers to attain a deeper understanding of the AIA, including resources that explain how the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is applying the new law.
- Describes the shift from "first-to-invent" to "first-inventor-to-file"
- Discusses how the novelty and non-obviousness patentability requirements of 35 U.S.C. §§ 102 and 103 have been altered by section 3 of the America Invents Act (AIA)
- Examines the changes the AIA made to patent eligible subject matter and to 35 U.S.C. § 112
- Explores how the AIA has changed infringement defenses as well as patent prosecution practices