MBHB Partner Anthoula Pomrening Authors Article Entitled, “Patent Reform — The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act”

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP partner Anthoula Pomrening authored an article entitled, “Patent Reform — The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act” that appears in the Spring 2013 edition of The Illinois Manufacturer magazine as published by the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association. Ushering in a myriad of change, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”) affects almost every aspect of patent law. While many of its provisions became effective in 2012, the last set of major AIA provisions was implemented in March of 2013. This article provides a brief overview of the AIA and the numerous changes it has brought to the U.S. patent system. View the article