The America Invents Act that overhaul United States patent law was the topic of a series of Roadshow meetings the USPTO held this fall to introduce the new law and its implementation. In case you were unable to attend, the office just released videos of the events. (The videos are wmv files.)
Here is the USPTO press release and links to the videos.
The USPTO announces the release of a roadshow video featuring the USPTO’s discussion of the newly-effective AIA provisions and final rules for inventor’s oath/declaration, preissuance submissions, supplemental examination, citation of patent owner claim scope statements, inter partes review, post grant review, covered business method review, and derivation. The video may be viewed in its entirety or one a topic-by-topic basis. The video includes segments from recordings made in Alexandria, Los Angeles and Minneapolis.
- Opening Remarks
- Final Rules for Inventor’s Oath/Declaration, Preissuance Submission, Miscellaneous Post Patent Provisions, and Supplemental Examination
- Umbrella Final Rules and Specific Final Rules for Post Grant Review, Inter Partes Review and Covered Business Method Review
- Proposed Rules for Fees
- Proposed Rules for First-Inventor-to-File
Also, be sure to consult the AIA micro-site for a copy of the roadshow slides, a more detailed, companion reference guide, and highlights of the roadshow question-and-answer sessions.
- Roadshow Slides (pdf)
- Reference Guide to Statutory Provisions and Final Rules Effective on September 16, 2012 (pdf)
- Roadshow Highlights
Finally, don’t forget to call 1-855-HELPAIA (1-855-435-7242) or email HELPAIA@uspto.gov for answers to your AIA questions.