Otis Littlefield

Otis Littlefield

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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America Invents Act: USPTO Publishes Final Examination Guidelines for the First-Inventor-to-File Provisions

On July 26, 2012, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published proposed Examination Guidelines for Implementing the First-Inventor-to-File Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), which...more

2/20/2013 - America Invents Act First-to-File On-Sale Bar Patent Reform Patents Prior Art USPTO

Anticipating First-to-File: What to do to Prepare for the United States Patent System’s Change to First-to-File

First, if you filed a U.S. provisional patent application or foreign priority patent application on or after March 16, 2012, and you intend to add material to your patent application when you convert to a non-provisional...more

1/24/2013 - America Invents Act First-to-File Foreign Patent Applications Patent Reform Patents

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