The American Invents Act (AIA) is widely recognized as one of the most important pieces of intellectual property reform legislation in a generation. Encompassing a number of long-debated changes to U.S. patent law, the AIA has a number of important implications for patent administration, docketing and prosecution strategies; as well as supporting IPM software systems. While AIA impacts a number of IP procedural and legal practice areas, the following discussions focuses particularly on those provisions that should be considered from the operations and administrative perspective.
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