Patent Reform Bill Clears Senate

The Senate approved the Patent Reform Act which would transition the U.S. to a first-to-file system instead of the current first-to-invent system.  The Act also creates a nine-month “first window” post-grant procedure to allow challenges to patents.

Links: WSJ, law.com, Patent Reform Act Bill 112 S 23 RS.

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Law.com – Federal Circuit Sides With PTO in Dispute Over Rules

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Friday in a split decision that the Patent and Trademark Office did not overstep its authority in adopting a set of new rules that some intellectual property lawyers say fundamentally alter patent practice and threaten innovation.

via Law.com – Federal Circuit Sides With PTO in Dispute Over Rules.

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