Ready for the AIA? Practice Pointers for the First-Inventor-to-File Switch
On March 16, 2013, the final provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA) will go into effect. Under these provisions, the U.S. patent system is changing from a "first-to-invent" system to a "first-inventor-to-file" system. Accordingly, the first inventor to file a patent application will normally prevail over a second inventor who filed later in time, regardless of which inventor was first to invent.
Any patent applications filed before March 16, 2013, will fall under the current law, while those filed on or after March 16 that do not properly claim priority to an application filed before that date will fall under the new law. Join experienced practitioners for a discussion on how the AIA will affect your practice. The webinar will cover patent prosecution, interferences and post grant practice.
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