International Business Aspects of the New U.S. Patent Law

Corporate LiveWire - Expert Guide: Intellectual Property Law
December 2011

This article discusses the 2011 Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”), which makes major changes to the patent laws in the U.S., such as the move from a first-to-invent system to a first-inventor-to-file-system. This article also discusses other major provisions of the AIA as they apply to international business.

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