America Invent Act Roadshow Teaches NY About Patent Law Changes

A little over a year ago, on September 16, 2011, President Obama signed the America Invents Act into law.  In so doing, he ushered in the most significant change to patent law in decades, maybe ever.  To help inventors, attorneys and other interested parties learn about the new laws, the agency is conducting roadshows across the country.  The New York tour date is this Friday, September 28, 2012 at the New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street.  The USPTO Roadshow Team will surely touch on the seven provisions of the AIA went into effect earlier this month:

  • Inventor’s oath or declaration;
  • Preissuance submissions;
  • Supplemental examination;
  • Citation of patent owner claim scope statements;
  • Post grant review;
  • Inter partes review; and
  • Covered business method review

The USPTO has implemented these provisions through a series of final rules, which the agency has released to the public over the past few months.  More information about the AIA, its implementation and other valuable information is available at the USPTO’s AIA implementation website.

The Greenbaum Patent Blog is the blog of Eric A. Greenbaum esq, founder of Greenbaum P.C., an intellectual property law firm located in Long Island New York.  The firm focuses on patent and trademark prosecution, licensing and contract work for independent inventors, small companies and start-ups in New York City (NYC,) Long Island and around the country.  Intellectual property law is a rapidly evolving field of law and the issues are very fact-specific.  Nothing on this blog should be taken as legal advice.  Consult with an attorney for help on your particular case.  

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