The last major implementation of the America Invents Act of 2011 ("AIA") begins on March 16, 2013, when the U.S. will become a "first-inventor-to-file" jurisdiction--similar to the rest of the world. While it has always been advisable to file as early as possible, it will be much more important to do so beginning March 16th. More immediately, it may be very important to file all applications that you can before March 16. This is because, in addition to migrating from a "first-to-invent" to a "first-inventor-to-file" jurisdiction, the new law will change when third party patent applications, publications and disclosures are effective as prior art. Join Chris Durkee to discuss the implications of the new law and what you should be doing before and after this important date.
Christopher M. Durkee, Associate, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
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