18 Wake Forest J. Bus. & Intell. Prop. L. 560
I can recall in 2012 when it was clear that the American Investments
Act (“AIA”) was going to be the new law, that practitioners were often
espousing “file early and file often” with respect to patent disclosures.
Gone, or at least curtailed, were the days of having a year grace period
where the applicant could rely on prior conception and reduction to
practice for establishing a prior invention date in the United States for
any application filed after March 15, 2013.1 The United States was,
according to many, going to harmonize with the rest of the world.