Even today there are still pending patent applications that were filed prior to June 8, 1995.
Part 2: What Was Here Before AIA Got Here?
This is the second in a series of blog posts examining the current state of the United States patent system, which is statutorily framed by the America Invents Act ("AIA"). The AIA was signed into law on September 16, 2011. Since that time, the AIA and its phased-in-over-time provisions have had a dramatic impact – in my view, much of it negative – on the United States patent system.