March 25, 2013
Fitch Even partner Kendrew H. Colton was quoted in an article published March 11, 2013, in the online and print editions of Chemical & Engineering News, a weekly publication of the American Chemical Society. The article, titled "Patent Tectonics," discusses the impact of the changes in U.S. patent law from a first-to-invent to a first-inventor-to-file system under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act.
Ken has extensive intellectual property counseling and litigation experience involving patent infringement, contract licensing disputes, copyrights, unfair competition, and trade secrets. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Chemistry and the Law Division (CHAL) of the American Chemical Society.
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