Will AIA Power Clean Technology?

The creation of cost-effective, efficient means to challenge the validity of a patent will certainly become one of the long-lasting impacts of the AIA. For clean technology companies, the proceedings offer a way to navigate the tidal wave of industry patents issued under fast-paced examination programs like the Green Technology Pilot Program.

March 7, 2013

Law360, New York (March 07, 2013, 12:43 PM ET) ‐‐ Fast‐paced examination programs and the resulting rapid issuance of clean technology patents have left many in the industry with patent litigation on their hands and others wondering if their own inventions could be subject to claims of infringement. New proceedings created by the Leahy‐Smith America Invents Act (AIA) could offer a viable — and potentially cost‐effective — way to resolve those questions.

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