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Proposed Rules for Implementing the First-Inventor-to-File Provisions of the America Invents Act

  • 08.15.12
  • Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox

Section 3 of the America Invents Act (AIA) amended the patent laws, in particular 35 U.S.C. § 102, to convert the United States patent system from a "first-to-invent" system to a "first-inventor-to-file" (FITF) system. To prepare for implementing the change to the FITF system, on July 26, 2012 the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (hereinafter, proposed rulemaking) entitled "Changes To Implement the First Inventor To File Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act" (hereinafter, proposed rulemaking) in the Federal Register (77 Fed. Reg. 43742). Comments on the proposed rulemaking can be submitted to the USPTO on or before October 5, 2012.

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