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IP Partner Christine Hansen Quoted in Article About Impact of America Invents Act

The Indiana Lawyer

Christine Hansen, an Indianapolis-based partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, shared her perspective on the impact of the America Invents Act (AIA) in an Indiana Lawyer article.

The article (subscription required) looks at the pros and cons of the AIA 10 years after it was signed into law. An excerpt from the article:

Quarles & Brady partner Christine Hansen, who focuses her practice on patenting complex life science and chemical technologies, said she was surprised that the votes came together to pass the AIA.

“In my experience, the economic impact of having these post-grant challenges is much greater than the change to first inventor to file,” Hansen said.

She added that she thinks the AIA has opened opportunities for the innovation community, through post-grant proceedings, to offer a way to solve problems with third party patents to allow a project to go ahead.

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