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.