McKool Smith principal Nick Matich shared commentary in Managing IP article “The AIA at 10: The Good and Debatably Bad, According To Counsel.” The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act will soon reach the 10th anniversary milestone. The article interviewed multiple counsels, and noted that “over the past decade, US practitioners and inventors have largely benefitted from the first-to-file change and other alterations, including the establishment of the USPTO’s patent pro-bono programme.” Nick pointed out, “when the PTAB came into being, it instituted most challenges, allowed different challengers to file multiple IPRs against the same patents, and enabled arguments to be raised there and then at the district courts.” Read the article here.


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