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Question MISC1:  When will the examination for registration to practice before the Office in patent matters be updated to include questions drawn to the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act?

The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act includes a number of provisions with varying effective dates.  Additionally, many of the provisions require that the USPTO issue rules to implement new procedures. 

The Office presently does not have a set schedule for updates to the registration examination to include changes made by passage of the patent reform bill.  However, the Office expects the registration examination will undergo a number of changes in the next eighteen months as new laws, regulations, and procedures become effective.

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Last Modified: 1/18/2013 11:31:44 AM