27 Feb '12, 12pm

A New Battery of Tools to Fight Patent Pollution

A New Battery of Tools to Fight Patent Pollution 27 February 2012 Perspective by David K.S. Cornwell and Richard D. Coller, III The America Invents Act (AIA) of 2011 is the most sweeping reform of the US patent laws since 1952. The new law seeks in part to harmonize the US with the rest of the world by converting the US from a “first to invent” country to a “first to file” a patent application country. In addition, the AIA adds tools to the repertoire of accused infringers for challenging the validity of issued patents at the US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). Green automobile technology has a unique history that affects strategies for both navigating “patent pollution” (i.e. the vast number of invalid patents) and protecting new innovation. Because green automobile technology has its roots in the 19th century, there is prior art relating to clean automobiles going back...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2012/02/a-new-battery-of-...

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