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Thursday Oct 04, 2012

USPTO Concludes Roadshows and Releases Roadshow Videos

From Janet Gongola, Patent Reform Coordinator:

The USPTO has concluded its AIA roadshows for September 2012.  Thanks to all who attended and supported our outreach during the one-year anniversary month!

We enjoyed stops  in Atlanta, Alexandria, Va., Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and New York City.  A total of more than 1000 stakeholders from the independent inventor, private practitioner, and in-house counsel communities joined us for good dialogue and questions about the provisions and final rules that became effective on September 16, 2012.   Highlights of our activities in each city are available here:

For stakeholders who were not able to attend a roadshow in-person or via webinar, we are releasing a video of the program with segments recorded in Alexandria, Minneapolis, and Los Angeles.    You may view the full day or access individual topics:

 In addition to these video links, the agency has published the roadshow slides as well as a very detailed reference guide to provide even more information about the newly-effective AIA provisions and final rules:

Lastly, don't forget to use the AIA telephone hotline and email for future AIA-related questions:

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