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Monthly Archives: September 2011
Prioritized Examination Available For A Limited Number Of New Qualifying Applications As Of September 26, 2011
One of the many changes introduced by the new America Invents Act (“AIA”) is an option for “prioritized examination.” Under the AIA, effective today, September 26, 2011, a new utility or plant patent application (which may also be a new … Continue reading
From Gary Speier (SLW Shareholder) The AIA authorizes the USPTO Director to establish three satellite offices within three years, the first of which is to be located in Detroit, Michigan. The USPTO website indicates that hiring of patent examiners and … Continue reading
USPTO ISSUING NEW RULES CONCERNING INTER PARTES REEXAMINATION — On September 16, after the President signed the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act into law, the USPTO announced new rules governing the provisions of the Act relating to Inter Partes Reexamination that … Continue reading
The below link provides a useful chart that lists the provisions that take effect in order, and groups together provisions that take effect on the same date. AIA Effective Dates