Tag Archives: America Invents Act

{2:50 minutes to read} There is much to be learned from the recent case, Perfect Surgical Techniques, Inc. v. Olympus America, Inc. The Federal Circuit held that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) ruling was incorrect and found that there was evidence that the inventor conceived of the invention before the cited prior art.

Before the America Invents Act became law, every inventor had to sign a document known as an Inventor’s Declaration before a patent application could start to be examined. By signing, the inventor certified, inter alia, that he was in fact the original inventor of the creation at issue. There were often reasons that the document […]