Don’t Lose the Race to the Patent Office

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Louisiana inventors and business owners should understand the basics of the new patent law following the Leahy Smith America Invents Act. One of the most important aspects of the new patent law is how the Patent Office will be judging patent applications to determine if an invention is “new.” Continue reading Don’t Lose the Race to the Patent Office

America Invents Act Affects Louisiana Patent Hopefuls

LawThe America Invents Act is set to significantly impact how inventors approach the patent application process.  One of the biggest elements of the new law impacting Louisiana inventors is the move to the first to file patent system. Inventors in Louisiana still have a significant amount of time before the biggest changes are made to patent filing rules. The first inventor to file provision of the America invents act will go into effect on March 16, 2013.  35 U.S.C. 102 which makes up part of the new law will read in part: Continue reading America Invents Act Affects Louisiana Patent Hopefuls