Practice Note: Patent Infringement Claims and Defenses (Updated for America Invents Act)

October 15, 2011 Published Work
Practical Law Company
Abstract

A Practice Note discussing patent infringement claims and defenses in the US federal courts. It provides an overview of direct and indirect infringement claims, claim construction and key defenses under US patent law, as modified by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA). It also includes a brief discussion of procedural considerations, remedies and alternative forums for patent dispute resolution, including post-grant and pre-issuance proceedings in the USPTO under the AIA.