The USPTO’s final rules and examination guidelines for the first-to-file provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, which was issued on February 14, 2013, contain several provisions that require Applicant action or...more
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
The USPTO’s final First Inventor To File rules and Examination Guidelines were published in the February 14, 2013 edition of the Federal Register. While many of the final rules are identical to the proposed rules, there are...more
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