Close
Close

Published

Fifth time lucky Patent bill tries to castrate America Invents Act

The America Invents Act which is barely 4 years old, will have yet another attempt at diluting its effects pushed for consideration by Congress to make it into legislation this session. It is being called the Stronger Patents Act, a name extension to the Strong patents act that failed to get passed during 2016, and brought by many of the same Senators. The details have barely changed, and the aim is the same, to make it harder to challenge a patent. Essentially it is pro-big business. The America Invents Act had two roles – firstly to align the US with the rest of the world on the idea that the person who files a patent first is the person considered…

Close