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About the Practitioner's Guide to Patent Marking After the AIA

On September 16, 2011, President Barack Obama signed the America Invents Act (AIA), enacting some of the most significant changes to U.S. patent law in 50 years. Section 16 of the legislation authorized a new method of marking, virtual marking, that promises to simplify the patent marking process for patentees.

This guide is for corporate counsel who are considering – or in the process of implementing – a virtual marking strategy. While the information provided is believed to be accurate, it is general in nature and should not be construed as legal advice.