Robert P. Merges,
Priority and Novelty Under the AIA, 27
Berkeley Tech. L.J.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.berkeley.edu/facpubs/1889
The article presents information on the patent system of the U.S. and the transformation in the basic rules due to the enactment of Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. The issues related to critical date for filing patent application, the prior art and the priority contests are discussed. The novelty provisions, statutory issues related to disclosure and creation of grace period and continuity in patent system are also discussed.