USA to clean up patent registration

I got a message from Thomson Reuters IP Solutions (IP as in Intellectual Property), from which this is a snippet:

U.S. Patent Reform: The New Standard will review the major changes contained within the American Invents Act and the timetable for adoption. Some key highlights include:

  • Dramatic restrictions on false patent marking suits
  • Limiting infringement suits targeting numerous unrelated defendants
  • Shifting the U.S. from a first-to-invent to a first-to-file system
  • Establishing new post-grant review procedures

Sounds good right? Sure does. Especially point 3, removing a key gray area.