First-Inventor-to-File Roundtable

September 6, 2012
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Madison Auditorium, Alexandria, Virginia

The USPTO announces a First-Inventor-to-File Roundtable to be held on Thursday, September 6, 2012, from 1:30 to 4:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) at the Alexandria campus in the Madison Auditorium. The USPTO is interested in public input about its proposed rules and proposed examination guidelines implementing the first-inventor-to-file provision.

Tentative agenda:

  • 1:30 to 1:40 pm: Welcoming Remarks
  • 1:40 to 2:10 pm: Overview of Proposed Rules and Proposed Examination Guidelines
  • 2:10 to 4:30 pm: Participant Commentary

Additional information about the Roundtable and how to submit written comments on the USPTO’s proposed rules and proposed examination guidelines for the first-inventor-to-file provision are available via the Federal Register: