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Archive for November 15th, 2012

Congress to Tackle Potential AIA Fixes?

Posted On: Nov. 15, 2012   By: Scott A. McKeown

AIA technical amendment

Congress Returns to Action

With the election season now concluded, Congress will shift their focus back to more traditional duties, like playing chicken with the world economy as we teeter on the “fiscal cliff.” The pessimist in me would find it hard to believe that the much discussed technical amendments to the AIA are anywhere near the top of the legislative agenda, but, hope springs eternal ….and there are quite a few tweaks that are in order on the post grant side of the equation.

Perhaps the most pronounced “error” of the AIA, whether deemed truly “technical” or not, is the all encompassing estoppel provision of Post Grant Review (PGR). Read the rest of this entry »