On September 16, 2013–the second anniversary of the America Invents Act (AIA)–the USPTO will host a forum on the AIA at its Alexandria, Virginia campus. The USPTO AIA forum will provide an overview of AIA implementation to date, and will include an opportunity for practitioners and stakeholders to ask USPTO representatives about specific provisions of the AIA.
The Forum Description
As summarized in the USPTO press release:
Experts from the Patent Business Unit and administrative patent judges from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) will discuss various provisions of the patent law, focusing on filings made during the past several months with tips for compliance. In particular, the agency will address prioritized examination (aka Track One), preissuance submissions, inventor’s oath/declaration, supplemental examination, micro-entity discount, first-inventor-to-file, and the administrative trials. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions during each segment.
The Forum Logistics
The USPTO AIA Forum will be held in the Madison North Auditorium, in the Madison Building at 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. The forum also will be webcast live.
More information can be found on the USPTO’s AIA Implementation webpage.