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Lawyers sceptical about move to clarify AIA grace period

Peter Leung, Washington DC

The bill designed to clarify the grace-period afforded by the AIA may not have the intended effect, lawyers warned

Last month, Representatives James Sensenbrenner and John Conyers introduced the Grace Period Restoration Act of 2015. According to the bill, the USPTO's interpretation of the grace period "does not comport with the intent of the sponsors of the America Invents...

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