Under the provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will allow the general public to become involved with the examination of pending patent applications owned by third parties
On September 16, 2012, a number of the provisions of the American Invents Act (also referred to as the “Patent Reform Act of 2011”) will take place. One of the provisions will allow assignees of inventions to file U.S. patent applications.
Patent attorneys have unique educational backgrounds relative to attorneys in other legal specialty areas. For example, many patent attorneys have advanced science or engineering degrees. Those with engineering degrees are
While doing business in China exposes companies to technology theft, clandestine production runs that are diverted to the black market, and other direct risks, U.S. companies that are not doing business in China are not immune from having their products copied and manufactured in China (or some other country) and sold in the U.S.