Brooks Kushman Shareholder reviews the America Invents Act in Detroit Legal News

Thursday, April 10, 2014

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - In an article recently published by Detroit Legal News, Brooks Kushman Shareholder Sangeeta Shah discusses the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), and its effects on post-grant proceedings.

In the article “Asked & Answered: Sangeeta Shah on America Invents Act,” Shah reviews the ways that the AIA has changed various areas of the United States patent system. Most notably, the act changed the U.S. patent system from a first-to-invent system to a first-inventor-to-file system, harmonizing the U.S. patent law with the majority of foreign jurisdictions. It also created new post-grant challenges, inter partes review and post-grant review, to allow third parties to challenge patentability before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the Patent Trademark Office.

According to the article, “The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act is the most comprehensive patent reform in the United States in more than 60 years.”

Shah`s practice focuses on post-grant challenges and patent opinions. She represents several Fortune 500 clients for whom she provides strategic counseling and guidance on their global intellectual property portfolios.

For more information regarding the effects of the AIA, please read the full article at the Legal News.