Last September President Obama signed the America Invents Act which made some significant changes to the patent System.
Changes start taking effect on September 15 of this year with more critical changes coming March of 2013.
Today on Up to Date, lawyer Stan Baker explains the effect that these new changes will bring to small companies and independent inventors. Got a question about how the law will change innovation in America? Join the conversation at 816.235.2888, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by Twitter @KCURUpToDate.
Stan Baker is a native Arkansan and is unique by virtue of holding degrees
in chemical engineering, law, and veterinary medicine. Dr. Baker's first bar
admission was to the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 1992 prior
to graduating law school. He is licensed to practice law in the States of
Arkansas and North Carolina and is licensed to practice veterinary medicine
in the State of Arkansas.
Dr. Baker has extensive experience representing clients in scientific and
technical settings including local regulatory boards, the Environmental
Protection Agency, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and State
and Federal Courts. He has also served as an adjunct professor in the
Engineering Management Masters Program of the University of North Carolina
at Charlotte and served as a guest lecturer in the Chemical Engineering
Department at the University of Arkansas. He is a member of the American
Bar Association, Arkansas Bar Association, American Intellectual Property
Law Association, and American Veterinary Medical Association.