By Jennifer M. Woodside Wojtala, Principal
Patent Reform & Its Impact On The Chemical Industry – October 27, 2014
Recent changes in U.S. patent law provide some helpful advances for the chemical industry; however, new challenges have also arisen for companies seeking patent protection. Among these changes, the U.S. recently transitioned to a first-to-file patent system, making it more important to act quickly in filing patent applications for inventions, ideally before any public disclosure occurs. Certain chemical and biotechnology innovations can no longer be patented in the U.S. after recent Supreme Court decisions.