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October 26, 2011

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Press Release, 11-60

USPTO to Host Webinar on America Invents Act (AIA) With Senior Agency Officials

WASHINGTON – The USPTO will host a free public webinar with senior agency officials on Monday, October 31, 2011 to discuss the America Invents Act (AIA). This historic legislation was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. Participants in the webinar will outline the agency’s implementation plans, and answer a selection of questions submitted during the session. Questions should be submitted in advance to

WHAT:           America Invents Act Webinar

WHEN:           October 31, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. EDT

WHO:               David Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO
                        Teresa Stanek Rea, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director 
                        of the USPTO
                        Robert L. Stoll, Commissioner for Patents
                        Bernard Knight, USPTO General Counsel
                        James D. Smith, BPAI Chief Administrative Patent Judge

                        Moderated by Peter Pappas, Chief Communications Officer and Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary


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