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Patent Reform 2011: Commentary and Analysis

West LegalEdcenter

Husch Blackwell Partners Edward Manzo and Erik Flom discuss the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011, which is the first major revision of the patent statute in nearly 60 years. It changes the U.S. system from a first-to-invent patent application system to a first-to-file a patent application system. They explore the major changes to the patent statute, patent enforcement litigation and Patent Office practice.