First-Inventor-to-File Final Rules and Guidelines

March 4, 2013

3/4/2013 - First-Inventor-to-File Final Rules and Guidelines have been published by the USPTO ( and a public training session will be available via webcast on Friday, March 15, 2013 ( Guidelines have also been published regarding alterations to novelty and obviousness determinations under the First-Inventor-to-File system. The First-Inventor-to-File provision becomes effective on March 16, 2013.

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