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Saturday Aug 25, 2012

USPTO to Host Preview of New Electronic Filing System for New Administrative Trials

From Janet Gongola, Patent Reform Coordinator:

The USPTO will preview its new electronic filing system, called the Patent Review Processing System (PRPS), to be used for making filings in connection with the new administrative trials of inter partes review, post grant review, and covered business method review that become available on September 16, 2012.  The preview will take place on Thursday, September 6, 2012, from 10 am to noon Eastern Daylight Time at the Alexandria campus in the Madison North Auditorium.  The preview also will be webcast.

WebEx Access Information:

Event number: 991 880 392
Event password: 123456
Event address for attendees: https://uspto-events.webex.com/uspto-events/onstage/g.php?d=991880392&t=a

At the preview, representatives from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board will demonstrate the system, including how to register to use the system, to file a petition seeking a trial, to pay petition fees, to join the proceeding as a patent owner, and to file motions and other documents.  The preview will be helpful for any practitioners or administrative personnel who anticipate filing documents in the new proceedings.  There will also be an opportunity to ask questions for in-person and webcast participants. WebEx participants will be able to submit questions through the WebEx chat session.

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