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AIA Roadshow

2012 Fall Roadshow

The USPTO will be hosting eight roadshows during September 2012 to share information about new final rules implementing provisions of the America Invents Act that become effective on September 16, 2012.  The final rules relate to provisions for inventor’s oath/declaration, preissuance submissions, citation of patent owner statements, supplemental examination, inter partes review, post grant review, and covered business method review.  The final rules will publish in the Federal Register by August 16, 2012. 

The USPTO will kick off its roadshow series in Minneapolis and end in New York City with stops in Atlanta, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, and at its campus in Alexandria, Virginia.  At these events, the USPTO will explain the final rules and answer audience questions.  The agency also will discuss proposed rules for the first-inventor-to-file provision, which will be published in the Federal Register later this summer. 

An agenda and directions for all events are available through the links in the table below.  The roadshows are free and open to the public; pre-registration is not required.  Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  CLE credit is not available for any event. The agency will webcast the roadshows during the first week (from Minneapolis, Alexandria, and Los Angeles) and post videos of those events on the micro-site.  Copies of the written materials will also be made available on the micro-site.

USA Map with dot markings for the following Cities: Minneapolis, MN (September 10), Alexandria, VA (September 12), Los Angeles, CA (September 14), Denver, CO (September 17), Altanta, GA (September 24), Houston, TX (September 26), New York, NY (September 28)

Date/Webcast Info Venue Location

Monday, September 10

Event number: 995 903 296
Event password: 123456
Event link: Webcast

Hennepin County Library

Minneapolis, MN

Wednesday, September 12

Event number: 999 470 208
Event password: 123456
Event link: Webcast

USPTO Campus

Alexandria, VA

Friday, September 14

Event number: 999 570 178
Event password: 123456
Event link: Webcast

Los Angeles Public Library

Los Angeles, CA

Monday, September 17

Denver Public Library

Denver, CO

Thursday, September 20

Detroit Public Library

Detroit, MI

Monday, September 24

Georgia Institute of Technology Student Center Theater

Atlanta, GA

Wednesday, September 26

Rice University Fondren Library

Houston, TX

Friday, September 28

New York Public Library

New York, NY


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2012 Spring Roadshow

 The USPTO announces its complete AIA event schedule for February and March 2012.  Events include seven AIA roadshows, two hearings for the Genetic Testing Study, and two PPAC fee setting hearings. 

At the AIA roadshows, the USPTO will explain its proposed rules for various new provisions required under the AIA including supplemental examination, inter partes review, and post grant review.  At the Genetic Testing Hearings, the USPTO will collect information from the public about ways to offer a second, confirmatory genetic test in situations where there is a gene patent and the patent is licensed to an entity that offers a first genetic test.  At the Fee Setting Hearings, the PPAC will gather public feedback about the USPTO's proposed fee structure for patent services.  The USPTO released its proposed patent fee schedule on Tuesday, February 7th, and it is available here or on the PPAC website

Agendas and directions for all events are available through the links in the table below.   Those who would like to give testimony at any of the hearings are welcome to do so by either pre-scheduling testimony or offering unscheduled testimony on the day of the hearing.  Details for prescheduling testimony can be found in the Federal Register Notices about the hearings. 

All events are free and open to the public; pre-registration is not required.  Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  CLE credit is not available for any event.  Lastly, select AIA roadshows (Alexandria and Sunnyvale) and all hearings will be live webcast on the AIA micro-site.  An AIA roadshow will also be recorded and made available on the AIA micro-site. 

Date Event Agenda Venue Location
 Wednesday, February 15  PPAC Fee Setting Hearing*  USPTO Campus  Alexandria, VA
 Thursday, February 16  Genetic Testing Hearing*  USPTO Campus  Alexandria, VA
 Friday, February 17  Roadshow*  USPTO Campus  Alexandria, VA
 Thursday, February 23  PPAC Fee Setting Hearing*  Sunnyvale Public Library  Sunnyvale, CA
 Friday, February 24  Roadshow*  Sunnyvale Public Library  Sunnyvale, CA
 Monday, February 27  Roadshow  Marriott Library, University of Utah  Salt Lake City, UT
 Wednesday, February 29  Roadshow  Dallas Public Library  Dallas, TX
 Friday, March 2  Roadshow  Broward County Main Library  Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 Monday, March 5  Roadshow  Boston Public Library  Boston, MA
 Wednesday, March 7  Roadshow  Chicago Public Library  Chicago, IL
 Friday, March 9  Genetic Testing Hearing*  University of San Diego**  San Diego, CA
 * Webcast is available for these venues. Please see Event Agenda for details.
** Special events tram with “SPECIAL EVENTS” sign will run from 7:45am - 9:45am and 3:30pm - 5pm. 

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