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The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 2012 Fall Roadshow Series will kick off Monday, September 10th, in Minneapolis and conclude on Friday, September 28th, in New York City. The free, one-day events will inform the public about new final rules implementing provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA) that become effective on September 16, 2012.
The roadshows are great opportunities to learn about the final rules for inventor’s oath/declaration, pre-issuance submissions, citation of patent owner statements, supplemental examination, inter partes review, post grant review, and covered business method review, as well as proposed rules for fees and the first-inventor-to-file provision. Each roadshow will explain the final and proposed rules and answer audience questions. We hope to see you there!
The roadshows will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the following locations:
September 10: Minneapolis (Hennepin County Library)
September 12: Alexandria (USPTO campus)
September 14: Los Angeles (Los Angeles Public Library)
September 17: Denver (Denver Public Library)
September 20: Detroit (Detroit Public Library)
September 24: Atlanta (Georgia Institute of Technology Library)
September 26: Houston (Rice University Fondren Library)
September 28: New York City (New York Public Library)
The roadshows are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not required, though seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please visit the USPTO's website.