March 16, 2013 is rapidly approaching. This date is significant because it is the effective date of Section 3 of the American Invents Act (AIA). Section 3 of AIA includes the first-inventor-to-file provisions (FITF). Most of...more
- America Invents Act Effective Filing Date Filing Deadlines First-to-File Patents Prior Art
The transition to the first-inventor-to-file (FITF) system occurs on March 16, 2013. To prepare for implementing the change to the FITF system, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), on February 14, 2013,...more
- Affidavits America Invents Act Declaration Filing Deadlines First-to-File Foreign Priority Applications Patents Prior Public Disclosures Third-Party USPTO
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