Angileri Weighs in on the Impact of Patent Reform for BNA – Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law Daily

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

"Stakeholders Provide Suggestions to Prepare for Changes in Practice After Patent Reform"
BNA - Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law Daily

September 13, 2011 Congress recently passed a Patent Reform Act that significantly changes the U.S. patent system for patent holders and applicants.  In the  BNA - Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law Daily article "Stakeholders Provide Suggestions to Prepare for Changes in Practice After Patent Reform," Brooks Kushman shareholder, Frank Angileri shares his insights on the impact to patent law:   

"Because the provisions are so new for the patent process in America, I think we will see a lot of litigation about what the terms mean," said Angileri.  "It's also important to note that the legislation has a provision which mandates Congress to evaluate the impact on independent inventors and small businesses, which is a concession to members of Congress who are concerned about the potential impact the first-to-file system could have on small businesses and individual inventors.  Congress's discussion and evaluation of this impact will definitely be something to keep an eye out for in the future."

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