Derivation Proceedings: What You Need to Know

Mark W. Rygiel, director at the intellectual property law firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.L.L.C., discusses derivation proceedings, one of several new administrative proceedings at the USPTO created by the America Invents Act. He explains the requirements for derivation petitions, the timing limitations for filing, and the importance of developing effective patent strategies before a derivation issue arises.

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Topics:  America Invents Act, Derivation Proceeding, Patents, USPTO

Published In: Intellectual Property Updates

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