SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office or USPTO) is revising the rules of practice to implement the changes with respect to inter partes review that are set forth in section 1(d) of the Act to correct and improve certain provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act and title 35, United States Code (``AIA Technical Corrections Act''). Consistent with the statutory changes, this final rule eliminates the nine-month ``dead zone'' for filing an inter partes review petition challenging a first-to-invent patent or reissue patent. Under the final rule, a petitioner may file an inter partes review petition challenging a first-to-invent patent or reissue patent upon issuance, including during the first nine months after issuance.To read the complete text of this final rule, see http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-03-25/html/2013-06768.htm
DATES: Effective Date: March 25, 2013.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
DATES: Comment Deadline Date: To be assured of consideration, written comments must be received on or before April 15, 2013.For complete information see http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-03-15/html/2013-06013.htm
DATES: Comment Deadline Date: To be assured of consideration, written comments must be received on or before April 15, 2013.
For complete information see the March 15, 2013 Federal Register Notice at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-03-15/html/2013-06014.htm
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
- First-Inventor-to-File, Micro Entity, and Patent Fee Public Forum Agenda
- WebEx Webinar Access Information
- Event number: 996 254 133
- Event password: 123456
- Event address for attendees: https://uspto-events.webex.com/uspto-events/onstage/g.php?d=996254133&t=a
- Download the Power Point Presentation at http://www.uspto.gov/aia_implementation/FITF_Public_Training_2013mar12.pptx
The first-inventor-to-file final rules and guidance become effective on March 16, 2013, and the micro entity and patent fee final rules become effective on March 19, 2013.
For a discussion of micro entity fees, see the Feb. 2013 edition of the USPTO's Inventors Eye.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
- 3-D Printing
- Smart Concrete
- Self-driving Cars
- Electronic Tattoos
- Fuel Cell Efficiency
- Anti-Counterfeiting Devices
- Synthetic Diamonds
- Bionic Limbs
The original comment request of Dec. 18, 2012 is available at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-12-18/html/2012-30483.htm.