A companion guide to Bloomberg Law’s Patents After the AIA: Evolving Law and Practice, this comprehensive ready-reference guide offers a targeted and concise look at how the AIA has affected prior art issues in U.S. patent law. Patent prosecutors and litigators can use this guide to quickly evaluate the AIA prior art issues in their cases.
Prior Art After the AIA: A Practical Guide provides full-color illustrations and step-by-step analyses for evaluating prior art applicability under both pre-AIA and AIA law. It includes flowcharts that lay out how to analyze AIA §102(a) prior art eligibility and AIA §102(b) prior art exceptions. The graphical timeline scenarios present a multitude of different fact patterns to help evaluate prior art issues. It also includes sample templates of declarations that can be used to establish that a particular piece of prior art is subject to one of the three different kinds of AIA exceptions.
Summary of Contents
Chapter 1. The Basics of Prior Art Law After the America Invents Act
Chapter 2. Transition Applications
Chapter 3. Analyzing Art for (a)(1) Prior Art and (a)(2) Prior Art
Appendices. Sample Declarations
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