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Friday Aug 31, 2012

USPTO to Host Webinar on Final and Proposed Rules for Many AIA Provisions

From Janet Gongola, Patent Reform Coordinator:

On Friday, September 7, 2012, at 12:30 to 1:30 pm, the USPTO is hosting a webinar to discuss provisions of the AIA that become effective on September 16, 2012, and the USPTO final rules implementing those provisions.  The provisions include inventor’s oath/declaration, supplemental examination, preissuance submissions, and the new administrative trials of post grant review, inter partes review, and covered business method review.  The USPTO also will discuss proposed rules and examination guidelines for the first-inventor-to-file provision.  The agency published the first-inventor-to-file proposed rules and examination guidelines in late July and presently is in the middle of the public comment period.

USPTO webinar participants will include USPTO Director David Kappos, Commissioner for Patents Peggy Focarino, General Counsel Bernard Knight, Chief Judge James Smith, and Lead Judge Michael Tierney.  Chief Communications Officer Todd Elmer will moderate.  We welcome you to send in your questions in advance to

WebEx Webinar Access Information

Event number: 990 842 706

Event password: 123456

Event address for attendees:

Teleconference (US/Canada): +1-408-600-3600
Access code: 990 842 706

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