The America Invents Act, if and when it becomes law, will impose some major changes on the patent system. Alexander Poltorak and several other patent experts offered analysis of those changes - and advice about how to deal with them - in a recent Entrepreneur Magazine article posted on BusinessInsider.com. ("How To Protect The Rights To Your Invention In The Wake Of Major Law Changes," Entrepreneur Magazine, August 2011)
Article excerpt: "The America Invents Act does nothing to improve the U.S. patent system," says Alexander Poltorak, chairman and CEO of Suffern, N.Y.-based General Patent Corporation, a patent licensing and enforcement firm. "In fact, the legislation actually weakens the patent system by making it easier for infringers to challenge the validity of a patent and forcing inventors, small businesses and universities--who may not be able to afford the cost of defending their patents--to abandon them."