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Friday, June 24, 2011

House of Representatives in US are debating a patent reform, H.R. 1249 aka America Invents Act

House of Representatives in US are debating a patent reform, H.R. 1249 aka America Invents Act. This legislation intends to change US’s, “First-to-Invent” system to globally prevailing “First-to-File” regime. Provision for Post-Grant opposition is to be allowed under the draft bill This Bill will allow a Post-Grant opposition before a judge. US already have two post grant patent re-examination procedures. This additional procedure may be used by Big Boys to bully small inventors and businesses by enhancing cost of retaining a patent sizeably.

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