The America Invents Acts took full effect on March 15, 2013, and strategic integration of its provisions into IP portfolio development, IP litigation and IP transactional matters will continue to be of paramount importance.

This article considers the significant impact of the America Invents Act (AIA) and its first-inventor-to-file (FITF) system in the context of IP portfolio management, so that AIA provisions can be exploited to effectively build, maintain and leverage a valuable IP portfolio.

Read the full article - "Developing Global IP Strategies in the Wake of the America Invents Act"  This article first appeared in Intellectual Asset Management magazine issue 60, published by The IP Media Group. To view the issue in full, please go to