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Law Office Management

May 2, 2014

Law Briefly Stemmed the Flood of Patent Claims

A look at the impact of the America Invents Act.

The most prominent attempt to address ballooning intellectual property litigation took effect in 2012 and aimed to cut claims by patent owners that don't actually make anything. But it's had mixed results. "While the America Invents Act [Pub. L. 112-29] may have slowed the train somewhat for a time, it is still barreling down the tracks," says UC Hastings law school professor Robin Feldman, who directs the school's Institute for Innovation Law. To find trends, she reviewed all patent lawsuits filed in selected years between 2007 and 2012.

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Kari Santos

Daily Journal Staff Writer

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