What You Need to Know About the America Invents Act

July / August 2012 By Andrew B. Ulmer and Collen Tersmette
Update Magazine

The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act ("AIA"), enacted on September 16, 2011, provided a major reform to United States patent law and becomes effective in phases over an 18 month period.  While the AIA is the most comprehensive patent legislation in the last 60 years, this article will summarize the changes that will likely be most important to those in the medical device industry.

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