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USPTO Issues Final Rules For America Invents Act Provisions That Take Effect September 16, 2012

As announced on the USPTO website, the final rules for the provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA) that take effect on September 16, 2012, will be published in the August 14, 2012 Federal Register. Pre-publication versions of the rules packages are available now in the Federal Register reading room. While I have not yet … Continue reading this entry

The Rhyme & Reason Behind The USPTO's Proposed Patent Fees

On Wednesday, February 15, 2012, the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) will hold its first public hearing on the patent fees that the USPTO proposes to charge in accordance with its new fee-setting authority conferred by the America Invents Act. In advance of this meeting, the USPTO released several documents outlining and explaining the proposed … Continue reading this entry

Companies May Be Disappointed By USPTO's Proposed Rules For Inventor Oath/Declaration

The USPTO has published proposed rules to implement changes to the inventor oath/declaration requirements contained in the America Invents Act. The proposed rules recognize the changes to 35 USC §§ 115 and 118, but also reflect 35 §§ 111(a) and 371, which were not amended. Companies who were hoping for significant changes to the inventor … Continue reading this entry

Upcoming Changes To The Inventor Oath/Declaration Requirements

Provisions of the America Invents Act that take effect September 16, 2012 will change the requirements for the inventor oath/declaration. While some are touting the new ability of an assignee to file an application, even once these changes take effect an oath/declaration executed by the inventor(s) will be required in the vast majority of patent … Continue reading this entry