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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 | 2 Comments
As reported yesterday by Politico , the President signed a series of bills into law, including H.R. 6621 . 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  of the Bill is the elimination of the 9 month dead zone  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  has been eliminated.
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 Politico: http://www.politico.com/politico44/2013/01/obama-signs-slew-of-bills-154181.html
 H.R. 6621: http://www.patentspostgrant.com/lang/en/2013/01/aia-technical-amendment-awaits-rubber-stamp
 primary technical correction: http://www.patentspostgrant.com/lang/en/2012/12/aia-technical-amendment-evolves
 dead zone: http://www.patentspostgrant.com/lang/en/2011/10/post-grant-dead-zone-coming-soon
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