The USPTO’s final rules and examination guidelines for the first-to-file provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, which was issued on February 14, 2013, contain several provisions that require Applicant action or...more
In this issue:
- The Patent-Antitrust Interface: Are There Any No-No's Today?
- The U.S. First-to-File Patent System Takes Effect March 16, 2013
- An Overview of the Key Substantive Changes Implemented by...more
What You Need to Know -
March 16, 2013 is a critical cross-over date in the U.S. patent law which changes from a first-to-invent system to a first-to-file system. Under the current first-to-invent system, the first...more