ARLINGTON, Va., May 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Law and the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) today announced the publication of an innovative and comprehensive guide to patenting decisions in the wake of the historic America Invents Act (AIA). Authored by five leading intellectual property practitioners who have extensive experience with the AIA, Patents After the AIA: Evolving Law and Practice will be formally unveiled during the AIPLA Spring Meeting at an author reception Thursday, May 19 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hilton Minneapolis Hotel.
The treatise offers a self-contained, single volume desk-reference and guide to tactical and strategic patenting decisions for patent professionals after the AIA's 2011 passage, the most comprehensive revision to U.S. patent law in six decades. Patents After the AIA provides insights and advice for patent application preparation and filing, post-issuance review and challenges to patentability, and ongoing international patent law harmonization. The publication's unique features include original graphical timeline scenarios providing numerous fact patterns analyzed under the AIA and compared to pre-AIA outcomes, extensive practice tips, and in-depth analysis and policy discussions.
"The AIA represented a groundbreaking shift in U.S. patent law with a transition from a 'First-to-Invent' to a 'First-Inventor-to-File' patent system and the creation of post-grant opposition proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board," said Alex Butler, vice president and general manager of IP, Privacy & Data Security, Tech & Telecom, Bloomberg Law. "We are thrilled to partner with the AIPLA to publish this seminal treatise leveraging the subject matter expertise and experience of five of the nation's leading intellectual property experts."
The treatise was authored by:
- Alan J. Kasper, senior partner, international intellectual property, Sughrue Mion
- Gregory D. Allen, assistant chief intellectual property attorney, 3M Innovative Properties Company
- Ann M. Mueting, founding shareholder, Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt
- Brad D. Pedersen, partner and patent practice chair, Patterson Thuente Pedersen
- Brian R. Stanton, Ph.D., principal, Stanton Consulting Services
"The treatise warns of the ambiguities and traps created by the AIA and offers tips for avoiding them," said AIPLA President Denise W. DeFranco. "In addition to describing and explaining the new rules with extensive examples, the book offers suggestions for implementing a more successful patent strategy under this new regime—offensive and defensive—at every step, from procurement to enforcement."
"This book is an essential resource for patent applicants and patent owners and intellectual property practitioners, including patent prosecutors, litigators and transactional attorneys," said David Kappos, partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and former Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. "As the world of patent law has become more complex and continues to evolve, it is important to have a comprehensive, up-to-date resource such as Patents After the AIA for those in the patent field."
Patents After the AIA is available on Bloomberg Law and in print. For more information and to order a copy, visit http://on.bna.com/4nkFwD.
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AIPLA, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, was founded in 1897 to maintain a high standard of professional ethics, to aid in the improvement in laws relating to intellectual property and in their proper interpretation by the courts, and to provide legal education to the public and to its members on intellectual property issues. AIPLA is a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community.
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