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America Invents Act: How to budget and avoid malpractice suits

Eileen McDermott, San Antonio


Companies should be planning fees for USPTO post-grant proceedings into their 2013 budgets, while outside counsel should consider filing provisional patent applications for free – this was just some of the advice from in-house counsel this week

Some of the most controversial provisions of the America Invents Act become effective this Sunday. The rest will be implemented in March next year. Panellists at IPO's Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, shared some of their short term strategies...


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