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Toward a System of Invention Registration: The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act


Jason Rantanen


University of Iowa - College of Law

Lee Petherbridge


Loyola Law School Los Angeles

November 17, 2011

Michigan Law Review First Impressions, Vol. 110, 2011
Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2012-01
University of Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-40

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The recently enacted Leahy-Smith America Invents Act represents the most significant legislative event affecting patent law and practice in more than half a century. In addressing the AIA, scholars and policymakers have focused with an almost laser-like exclusivity on the AIA's imposition of a first-to-file or first-to-publicly-disclose system, which replaces an over 200-year-old first-to-invent tradition. This myopia, we suggest, overlooks a part of the AIA that could hold a substantially greater potential to jeopardize American innovation, job creation, and economic competitiveness: the imposition of a mechanism for supplemental examination.

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Keywords: Patent Law, America Invents Act, Law and Economics, Patent System, Patent Amnesty, Competition, Innovation, Information, Patent Act

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Date posted: November 18, 2011 ; Last revised: March 11, 2013

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Rantanen, Jason and Petherbridge, Lee, Toward a System of Invention Registration: The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (November 17, 2011). Michigan Law Review First Impressions, Vol. 110, 2011; Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2012-01; University of Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-40. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1961173

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Jason Rantanen
University of Iowa - College of Law ( email )
Melrose and Byington
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States
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Loyola Law School Los Angeles ( email )
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United States
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