Who's First? New Rules on Filing Patents
MaryAnne Armstrong, Ph.D., for Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review (LSIPR) 2013
On February 14, 2013, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released the relevant rules and associated guidelines pertaining to the 'first inventor to file' provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA). This article considers two sections of the new laws and associated rules and guidelines, which may particularly affect the life sciences industry and should be considered when conducting business.
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