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IP Today: The America Invents Act -- Have You Updated Your Patent Strategies?

NEW YORK, October 18, 2011 -- In the current issue of IP Today, Baker Botts L.L.P. lawyer Steve Lendaris discusses the America Invents Act, ushering in the most significant changes to American patent law of the past 60 years.

Among its most controversial provisions, the Act radically redefines how inventorship is determined and authorizes unprecedented post-grant review procedures. Advocates of the Act argue that such provisions are necessary to improve patent quality and to reduce the crushing backlog of unexamined patents at the U.S. Patent Office.

However, it is imperative that patent applicants, whether they are large multinationals, small start-ups, universities, or even individual inventors, be aware of how the Act has changed the U.S. patent system so they may appropriately update their existing patent strategies.

The complete article in IP Today is available here.

More information about Intellectual Property at Baker Botts is available here.

Steve Lendaris’ bio is available here.

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