AIA

Does it strike anyone as odd that the Patent Office would require patent applicants to jump through a series of quite onerous hoops, spend tens of thousands of dollars and wait between five to ten years to get a patent issued only to then turn around and sell the opportunity to challengers to defeat the patents that the agency just ostensibly put their stamp of approval on and which are supposed to be statutorily presumed to be valid property rights? Welcome to the brave new world of the AIA!

-Gene Quinn

AIA

Given the huge impact of the AIA and its IPR proceedings on the US economy, on corporate valuations, and on the value provided to individual inventors, it is time for […]

AIA

In the wake of the AIA, the cloud of uncertainty hanging over patents is dark indeed. This uncertainty has depressed the value of patents and the returns to research and […]

AIA

The AIA may have undermined the very system it was aimed at improving. While well capitalized players may be able to ride out the current storm—or even take advantage of […]

By undermining patents, by encouraging inventors not to file patents, by it making harder for small inventors to get and enforce their patents, and by adding uncertainty to the entire […]

AIA

Post AIA, It isn’t enough to file just any patent application and to prosecute it in an ordinary way. Instead, the new goal is to obtain issuance of an IPR-proof patent. –Richard Beem