Just in time for holiday gift-giving, to make good on your New Year’s resolution to figure out what the America Invents Act is all about, and to kick-off your 2012 library purchases:

As summarized by the publisher:

The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act makes the most sweeping changes to the U.S. patent law in nearly 60 years. America Invents Act: Law & Analysis is the definitive, must-have resource to ensure understanding of and compliance with the new America Invents Act.
Authored by top U.S. patent law firm Foley & Lardner, this title presents a definitive explanation of the new patent reform legislation. The authors bring clarity to the complex and confusing provisions of the America Invents Act, as well as insight into how the Act could be interpreted.
America Invents Act: Law and Analysis will be an invaluable resource to help you:
•  Understand the implications of the new patent reform act through clear and straightforward explanations.
•  Quickly find the correct effective date for important changes in the law.
•  Gain practical guidance on how the Act may be interpreted so you can anticipate how the Act may affect your clients.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction – Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff and Sharon S. Barner

Chapter 2. The First-To-File Provisions – Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff

Chapter 3. Derivation and Derivation Proceedings – Antoinette F. Konski

Chapter 4. Changes Impacting Patent Prosecution – Lauren L. Stevens, Lorna L. Tanner and Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff

Chapter 5. Transitional Program for Covered Business Methods – Paul S. Hunter

Chapter 6. Inter Partes Review and Post-Grant Review – Jacqueline D. Wright Bonilla

Chapter 7. Provisions Related to Litigation – Debra D. Nye

Chapter 8. Other Components of AIA – Lauren L. Stevens, Lorna L. Tanner and Jacqueline D. Wright Bonilla

Appendix A The America Invents Act
Appendix B Patent Act Redline Version
Appendix C Side-by-Side Comparison of Old and New Patent Act Sections
Appendix D Comparison of Selected Sections of Pre-AIA and AIA U.S. Patent Law
Appendix E Revision of Standard for Granting an Inter Partes Reexamination Request
Appendix F Ex Partes Quarterly Report – September, 2011
Appendix G Inter Partes Quarterly Report – September, 2011 

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