America Invents Act

  • Innovation Act might be dead, but innovation lives on Crunch Network

    Innovation Act might be dead, but innovation lives on

    As a former patent examiner, I recognize that the patent system, in its purest form, should protect and incentivize innovation through a limited-term contract, offering exclusive monopoly rights covering a technology, product or design element. In practice, it’s much uglier, and by no means did the Founding Fathers intend for patents to be utilized toward incremental monopolization ploys. Read More

  • First-To-File Patent Law Is Imminent, But What Will It Mean? Crunch Network

    First-To-File Patent Law Is Imminent, But What Will It Mean?

    Editor’s note: Leonid (“Lenny”) Kravets is a patent attorney at Panitch, Schwarze, Belisario and Nadel, LLP in Philadelphia, PA, focusing on patent prosecution and intellectual property transactions in computer-related technology areas. One of the main changes resulting from the passage of the America Invents Act (AIA) is the transition of U.S. patent law from a… Read More