Effects of the America Invents Act and Recent Supreme Court Decisions on Patent Law

Roal, Bridgett (2019) Effects of the America Invents Act and Recent Supreme Court Decisions on Patent Law. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Matthew Morrison from Electrical Engineering, University of Mississippi.


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Due to an interest in pursuing a career in patent law with an electrical engineering background, this thesis describes the 2012 America Invents Act (AIA), which made major changes to patent law in the United States including the switch from “first-to-invent” to “first-to-file” and the creation of the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB), as well as several relevant key Supreme Court decisions, and explains the impact that these events have caused. Through interviews with attorneys and others in the patent law community, personal research and investigation, and data from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), it has been determined from the research presented that the way that attorneys and companies proceed with patent prosecution and litigation has changed and the value of a patent has lessened some, but contrary to popular belief these events have not drastically hurt the amount of patent applications that get granted every year, nor have they hurt or helped small time inventors.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Roal, Bridgett
Student's Degree Program(s): B.S. in Electrical Engineering
Thesis Advisor: Matthew Morrison
Thesis Advisor's Department: Electrical Engineering
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: K Law > KF United States Federal Law
Depositing User: Bridgett Roal
Date Deposited: 06 May 2019 15:04
Last Modified: 06 May 2019 15:04
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/1309

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