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Saturday Aug 25, 2012

USPTO Announces Agenda for First-Inventor-to-File Roundtable

From Janet Gongola, Patent Reform Coordinator:

The USPTO is gearing up for it First-Inventor-to-File Roundtable on Thursday, September 6, 2012, from 1:30 to 4:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time in the Madison Auditorium at its Alexandria campus.  The roundtable will be webcast on the AIA micro-site as well.  The USPTO will discuss its proposed rules and proposed examination guidelines to implement the first-inventor-to-file provision and is eager for public feedback. 

Here is the event agenda along with instructions for viewing the webcast.  Thank you to those in the patent community who have pre-scheduled to give commentary; there also will be an opportunity for unscheduled commentary.

First-Inventor-to-File Roundtable Agenda

WebEx Webinar Access Information

Event number: 997 151 983
Event password: 123456
Event address for attendees: https://uspto-events.webex.com/uspto-events/onstage/g.php?d=997151983&t=a

Separate from the roundtable, the USPTO is accepting written comments about the proposed rules and proposed examination guidelines until October 5, 2012.  Written comments about the proposed rules may be emailed to fitf_rules@uspto.gov and about the proposed examination guidelines to fitf_guidance@uspto.gov.

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