Dan Rosenberg Discusses Significant Patent Changes with MHTA

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February 21, 2013

Intellectual Property attorney Dan Rosenberg recently contributed to Minnesota High Tech Association’s article, “Patent Changes Produce a Flurry of Activity.” The article discusses the implementation of the changes to the U.S. patent system, primarily focusing on the move from a ‘first-to-invent’ system to that of ‘first-to-file.’ Rosenberg stated, “It has always been important to file quickly, but it’s even more important now.” He goes on to say that the U.S. is moving away from a system that was somewhat unique and difficult for the rest of the world to navigate. The legislation, known as the Leahy-Smith America Invest Act (AIA), is the most significant change to the system in over 60 years and will come into effect March 16th, 2013. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has received an abundance of applications in order to beat the March 16th date, as some inventors believe the current system is easier to navigate because it is known territory.

Rosenberg is a shareholder in the Intellectual Property Section of Briggs and Morgan, Professional Association and is a registered patent attorney through the USPTO. His patent work experience includes financial transactions, medical device patents for artificial vessels, embedded software for consumer electronics, human and animal food/feed additives, hydraulic brake actuators and controllers, LED lighting systems and DNA identification technology. Rosenberg also has extensive trademark experience, where he is involved with enforcement, policing, litigation, USPTO oppositions and cancellations, and managing large portfolios of foreign and domestic trademarks for regional, national and international clientele.