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US Supreme Court Backs The Federal Circuit’s Pre-AIA On-Sale Bar Interpretation

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Managing Intellectual Property

Director Gaby L. Longsworth, Ph.D. has been quoted in the article, "US Supreme Court Backs The Federal Circuit’s Pre-AIA On-Sale Bar Interpretation," published by Managing Intellectual Property. The article discusses how the Helsinn v Teva decision confirms the on-sale bar applies to secret sales despite changed language in the AIA. The decision clarified that confidential commercial sales of not-yet-patented inventions do trigger the on-salebar, which imposes a one-year deadline to file a patent application.