As part of the process of policy making for implementation of the America Invents Act (AIA), the USPTO will be hosting a series of sessions for gathering public comment on proposed implementation and policies for implementing the AIA changes signed into law by Congress. This roadshow will take place this spring across the U.S. to give independent inventors the opportunity to meet with USPTO officials and comment. It begins in Alexandria, VA (Feb. 17), continues through the US.: Silicon Valley (Feb. 24), Salt Lake City (Feb. 27), Dallas (Feb. 29), Fort Lauderdale (Mar. 2), Boston (Mar. 5) and Chicago (Mar. 7).
This is your opportunity to be heard and give input to USPTO proposed policies for new AIA created laws including:
(i) the Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED) statute of limitation
(ii) inventor’s oath and declaration,
(iii) third-party submission of prior art in a patent application,
(iv) citation of prior art in a patent file,
(v) supplemental examination,
(vi) post-grant review,
(vii) inter partes review,
(viii) the transitional program for covered business methods, and
The USPTO proposed policies for these areas are available published on the Federal Register. The roadshows will be held at USPTO resource centers, where independent inventors may receive patenting assistance.