The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, which was signed into law in 2011, represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952. Find out how these changes could affect you in the first of this month’s free articles from inform, the AOCS member magazine. The second free article describes how phosphation techniques make it possible to systematically adjust and design products to deliver maximum performance, achieve competitive advantage, and even gain patent protection. The article was written by Robert L. Reierson, winner of the 2012 AOCS Samuel Rosen Memorial Award recognizing accomplishments in surfactant chemistry. He is a principal scientist and manager of new product development for the Novecare division of Rhodia.
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