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Patent Reform, 2017 ed.

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Format: Book - softbound
Brand: Thomson West
Copyright: 2017
ISBN: 9781539230021
Service #: 42108923
Sub #: 42108922
Pages: 410
Shelf Space: 1 in.
Publication frequency: Updated as changes in the law dictate
Update method: No updating

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Patent Reform, 2017 ed.



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The start of the 115th United States Congress and the swearing-in of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States in January 2017 created same-party control of both houses of Congress and the White House, as well as the nomination of a new Supreme Court Justice, setting the stage for potentially sweeping changes to U.S. economic and trade policies. At the intersection of economy and trade is the U.S. patent system.

The purpose of this book, Patent Reform, therefore, is to comprehensively review the myriad reforms to the U.S. patent system that have been introduced and debated since the 2011 enactment of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) (Pub. L. 112-29). The scope of the proposed reforms since the AIA is striking, especially given that the AIA itself ushered in the biggest changes to the U.S. patent laws since at least the Patent Act of 1952 (fundamentally reorganizing and codifying the patent laws), and perhaps going all the way back to the Patent Act of 1836 (creating an examinational system of Patent Office review of patent applications).

The AIA, for its part, is most notable for converting the United States from a “first to invent” patent system to a “first to file” patent system and for creating a new postgrant administrative system for challenging the validity of issued patents at the Patent Office rather than in courts.


  • Goes beyond a recitation of pending changes and provides substantive guidance on what those changes would mean in practice
  • Includes full text of relevant legislation
  • Comprehensive guide to patent reform developments in Congress, the Executive Branch, the courts, and the states
  • Provision-by-provision examination of relevant legislation at state and federal level
  • Written by Andrew S. Baluch, one of the world's foremost patent experts and formerly the director of international IP enforcement in the White House Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) and, before that, expert legal advisor to the Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Perfect for anyone who needs to stay current with legislation that may impact the legislative or regulatory scheme for patents