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September 04, 2013

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Press Release, 13-25

USPTO to Host America Invents Act Second Anniversary Forum

Agency officials will answer questions on provisions of patent law

Washington – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced that it will host an America Invents Act (AIA) Second Anniversary Forum on Monday, September 16, 2013, at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. The public meeting will serve as an opportunity to bring stakeholders together with USPTO subject matter experts to address specific AIA provisions.

Experts from the Patent Business Unit and administrative patent judges from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) will discuss various provisions of the patent law, focusing on filings made during the past several months with tips for compliance.  In particular, the agency will address prioritized examination (aka Track One), preissuance submissions, inventor's oath/declaration, supplemental examination, micro-entity discount, first-inventor-to-file, and the administrative trials. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions during each segment. 

What:           America Invents Act Second Anniversary Forum

When:          Monday, September 16, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET

Where:         USPTO Campus, Madison North Auditorium
                     600 Dulany Street
                     Alexandria, VA 22314          

The event will also be webcast live through the USPTO website. More information, including directions, webcast login instructions, meeting agenda and RSVP details can be found on the AIA microsite: www.uspto.gov/aia_implementation/index.jsp.

For further information, please contact Janet Gongola via email at Janet.Gongola@uspto.gov, or by telephone at 571-272-8734.

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