Changes to U.S. Patent Law Under the AIA – Business Method Patents
||March 22, 2013
attorneys Jeffrey R. Stone
and Brett A. Klein
presented "Changes to U.S. Patent Law Under the AIA – Business Method Patents" at a Minnesota CLE Webcast on March 22, 2013.
On September 16th, 2012, implementation of the
America Invents Act gave rise to the new Transitional Program for
Covered Business Method Patents, which provides for challenging the
validity of a subset of business method patents, generally relating to
operations for "financial products and services." Previously the
responsibility of the U.S. federal court system, the Transitional
Program shifts the burden of discerning the validity of these patents to
the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the effect this will have on
business organizations may vary. Jeff Stone and Brett Klein discussed how these changes affect businesses and the
lawyers who represent them.