Webinar: USPTO Rules Implementing U.S. Patent Reform: Part II
April 25, 2012
The America Invents Act (AIA) established the statutory framework for significant changes to U.S. patent laws. The baton has been passed to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to draft rules to implement these far-reaching changes.
Under the U.S. Administrative Procedure Act, government agencies such as the USPTO must publish proposed rules for comment by the public before they are put into effect. The USPTO has released several proposed rules packages addressing various aspects of the AIA. Because of the tight timetable imposed by Congress to implement the AIA, it is widely thought that the final rules, when implemented, will closely resemble the proposed rules. This second webinar in the series will discuss more of these proposed rules, and how you and your clients’ practices in the United States will need to adapt.
Please join our panel as they discuss the implications and nuances of the USPTO proposed rules related to the following AIA topics:
• Post-grant review, inter-partes review, and practice before the new patent trials and appeals board
• Implementation of the New Inventor’s Oath or declaration provisions
This webinar is the third in Finnegan’s 2012 series, “Strategic U.S. Patent Series for European Counsel.” We hope you are able to attend.
Eric P. Raciti
Jeffrey C. Totten
Anthony C. Tridico, Ph.D.
Registration for all webinars is free of charge. Please register by April 23, 2012. Webinar access information will be sent upon registration.
USPTO Rules Implementing U.S. Patent Reform: Part II