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Monday Sep 17, 2012

USPTO Releases Fillable Forms and Quick Reference Guide for How to File an Inventor's Oath or Declaration Post-AIA

From Janet Gongola, Patent Reform Coordinator:

The inventor's oath or declaration provision of the AIA is effective on September 16, 2012, and introduces changes that offer flexibility for filing an inventor's oath or declaration.  To help inventors and patent applicants navigate the changes, the USPTO has developed an Inventor's Oath or Declaration Quick Reference Guide.  The guide identifies when an application data sheet must be filed, when a substitute statement can be used, and how an assignment may be used as the inventor's oath or declaration. 

Inventor's Oath or Declaration Quick Reference Guide

Besides the Inventor's Oath or Declaration Quick Reference Guide, the USPTO also has created fillable forms for oaths and declarations, substitute statements, and application data sheets.  These forms are available on the USPTO Forms micro-site.

USPTO Forms

I encourage you to consult the guide and fillable forms when submitting an oath or declaration for applications filed on or after September 16, 2012.  Also, if you have questions regarding the inventor's oath or declaration provision or USPTO implementing rules, USPTO help is available at 1-855-HELPAIA or HelpAIA@uspto.gov.

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