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Post Grant Dead Zone Eliminated by Enactment of AIA Technical Amendment

Posted By Scott A. McKeown On 15 January 2013 @ 8:27 In Inter Partes Review, Patent Law Reform, Post-Grant Review | Comments Disabled

AIA technical amendment [1]President Enacts AIA Technical Fix into Law

As reported yesterday by Politico [2], the President signed a series of bills into law, including H.R. 6621 [3]. As a reminder, Congressperson Lamar Smith (R-Tx) sponsored H.R. 6621 to correct several “technical” aspects of the America Invents Act (AIA). The primary technical correction [4] of the Bill is the elimination of the 9 month dead zone [5] that was inadvertently created for newly issued, first to invent patents relative to their availability for Inter Partes Review (IPR). As the technical amendment was enacted into law yesterday, the post grant dead zone [5] has been eliminated.

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[1] Image: http://www.patentspostgrant.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/AIA-technical-amendment.jpg

[2] Politico: http://www.politico.com/politico44/2013/01/obama-signs-slew-of-bills-154181.html

[3] H.R. 6621: http://www.patentspostgrant.com/lang/en/2013/01/aia-technical-amendment-awaits-rubber-stamp

[4] primary technical correction: http://www.patentspostgrant.com/lang/en/2012/12/aia-technical-amendment-evolves

[5] dead zone: http://www.patentspostgrant.com/lang/en/2011/10/post-grant-dead-zone-coming-soon

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