The AIA is a United States federal statute that closely resembles previously proposed legislation in the Senate, i.e. Patent Reform Act of 2009. Named after its lead sponsors, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), the Act is a United States federal statute that closely resembles previously proposed legislation in the Senate, i.e.
Most of us, at some point in our lives, have thought of an idea which we believed would be the ’Next Big Thing’. But how many of us actually do something big with that idea? Not many. This is because of the lack of knowledge of what exactly should be done once you have an
The following list provides an overview of some notable intellectual property events that have occurred in the past and have specific importance in this domain. January January 2, 1879 Auguste Bartholdi filed a design patent on Statue of Liberty (Design for a statue (USD11023S) January 2, 1906 Willis Carrier receives a US patent for the
The following list provides an overview of upcoming intellectual property events and conferences worldwide, hosted by some notable organizations and other entities active in the IP arena. Dates Conference City/State/Country January 11 – 13 9th Global IP Convention New Delhi, India January 16 – 17 IIPLA 3rd Dubai IP Congress 2017 Dubai January 25 – 26
With a dramatic increase in patent infringement litigation filings year on year, the defendants hit by the infringement lawsuit are in constant need to identify prior arts that can help them invalidate the asserted patents and save themselves millions in damages. The importance of identifying the right prior art is critical when a patent is
A utility patent is issued for the invention of a new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or a new and useful improvement thereof. It generally permits its owner to exclude others from making, using, or selling the invention for a period of up to twenty years from the date of patent