Nix Patterson, LLP

March 1, 2012


Derek Gilliland co-wrote a paper titled, “The AIA’s Expanded Prior Use Defense:  A boon for the trade secret-centric company?” for the Spring 2012 newsletter of IP Law Section of the Texas State Bar.  With the passage of the American Invents Act, Congress has codified a new defense to patent infringement.  Derek and Kirk explain how to take advantage of the new defense.