On November 6, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office held a live chat on Twitter (@uspto) to discuss some of the provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. Highlights of the chat were the inventor's oath/declaration provisions, preissuance submissions, supplemental examination, and the first-inventor-to-file (FITF) provision. This chat provided concise and helpful descriptions of each of these provisions. Representative tweets included the following:
The transcript of the chat can be found here, or by searching the hashtag #InventChat. Additionally, we invite all Twitter users to follow us at @patentdocs for breaking patent-related news.