Intellectual PropertyEric Kraeutler and Andrew Whitney, The Legal Intelligencer
Executive Actions Target 'Patent Trolls,' Abusive Practices
The last few years have been eventful for patent law in the United States. Since the modern Patent Act was enacted in 1952, there were only modest amendments for nearly 60 years. The most significant changes to the Patent Act came in 2011, when President Obama signed into law the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act.