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USPTO Issues Final Guidance for First-to-File Rule

Monday, February 18, 2013  
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The U.S. Patent & Trade Office (USPTO) recently published final rules and guidance implementing the first-inventor-to-file provision of the "America Invents Act."  The provision takes effect on March 16, 2013. 

The USPTO will be hosting a public forum to discuss the final rules on Friday, March 8, 2013 in the Madison Auditorium on their Alexandria, VA campus. The forum will run from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM ET and will also be webcasted.  

MDMA is currently reviewing the final rules and will be attending the public forum. To view the final rules in their entirety, please click here and here.