* 1. Which of the following best describes you? (Please mark all that apply)

* 2. How many patents do you or your organization hold?

* 3. How many patent applications do you or your organization currently have pending?

* 4. How long – on average – has it taken for you or your organization to secure a patent from filing to issuance?

* 5. Do you consider the change from the First-to-Invent to the First-Inventor-to-File system in the America Invents Act of 2011:

* 6. Do you view Post Grant Opposition:

* 7. Do you think the America Invents Act weakens the 1-year Grace Period?

* 8. Are you in favor of allowing the Patent Office to keep all fees it collects?

* 9. How do you think the America Invents Act will impact your business?

* 10. Do you believe the America Invents Act will create more jobs?

* 11. Are you more inclined to hire as a result of the passage of the America Invents Act?

* 12. Do you believe the Obama Administration is supportive of inventors and patent holders?

* 13. Do you believe the 112th Congress is supportive of inventors and patent holders?

* 14. When arguing in favor of the America Invents Act, Judiciary Committee Chairman, Lamar Smith stated on the House Floor: “There are some who think this bill hurts small businesses and independent inventors, but they are wrong. It ensures that independent inventors are able to compete with larger companies both here and abroad. American inventors seeking protection here in the United States will have taken the first step toward protecting their patent rights around the world.”

Do you agree with this statement?

* 15. Do you believe the America Invents Act will reduce “frivolous” law suits?

* 16. Do you believe the America Invents Act will provide greater protection for intellectual property?

* 17. Do you expect the America Invents Act to increase the cost of securing a patent(s)?

* 18. Do you support a multi-tier patent system with senior and junior patents?

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