Tuesday, July 10, 2012

America Invents Act Progress in Key Areas

On June 20, 2012 USPTO Director David Kappos testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about progress on implementing the provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA). The testimony is broken down in sections and includes discussions of fee setting, AIA roadshows, the Track One prioritized examination program, probono and ombudsman programs, satellite offices, patent harmonization, international work sharing, Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) processing, the Patent Law Treaty and the Hague Agreement on Designs, and assistance for small entities. His testimony is available at http://www.uspto.gov/news/speeches/2012/Kappos_SJC_testimony.jsp