Thursday, April 11, 2013

New First-to-File Patent Videos

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has created a series of America Invents Act (AIA) videos to help inventors understand the implications of the first-to-file system in place for applications filed after March 16,2013. The subject matter covered in the videos is as follows:
  • Video 1 explains what constitutes prior art under the new law.
  • Video 2 discusses the exceptions to the prior art covered in the first video.
  • Video 3 talks about a few more types of prior art.
  • Video 4 discusses exceptions to the prior art mentioned in video 3.
The videos are linked on the America Invents Act site along with other helpful information (FAQs, reports,etc.). Skim down the AIA Informational Videos page to find four PowerPoint presentations that supplement the videos:
  • AIA 35 USC 102(a)(1)
  • AIA 35 USC 102(b)(1)
  • AIA 35 USC 102(a)(2)
  • AIA 35 USC 102(b)(2)
35 USC 102 refers to Title 35 of the United States Code, section 102, which covers the first-to-file rules.