This is a guest post by Steve Rubin, a patent attorney specializing in computer science at Dilworth & Barrese.
The America Invents Act became law last week. It is touted as creating jobs and fostering innovation. Those are great sound bites. However, a close read of the Act reveals it will hurt innovation and will be especially harmful to startup companies. In fact, the new law leaves open the possibility that an entire class of patents may be invalidated by corporations with the money to lobby Congress. Read More