Those who have been following implementation and practice under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act have focused on the major revisions it made to U.S. patent law, such as changing the U.S. to a “first inventor to file” system, and adding inter partes review and post-grant review. Perhaps less attention has been paid to Section 25 of the AIA, but there is a very handy provision added to the patent statute by that section.

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