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The Patent Reform Humbug

Congress is considering enacting legislation (S. 515 and H.R.1260) that would change our patent system in some very fundamental ways… It would turn commercializing an invention into a sport of kings.

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America Invents Act

On September 16, 2011, the United States patent law was changed in some very fundamental ways, some of which come into effect immediately and others a few months or years later. The following briefly discusses some important changes: First to File Effective March 16,...

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What’s wrong with the America Invents Act?

A major economic incentive that drives an investment in a startup company is the promise of exclusivity offered by a U.S. patent. This promise has been undermined by the new U.S. Patent Law modeled after the 19th century German patent law. Over the past two decades I...

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