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USPTO Publishes Final Rules for Supplemental Examination and Inventor’s Oath or Declaration

From the USPTO : Changes will implement provisions of the America Invents Act Washington - The U.S. Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced today [August 13th] that it will publish final rules in the Federal Register on August 14, 2012, to implement...

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP: USPTO Issues Final Rules for Inventor’s Oath or Declaration

As previously reported, on August 14, 2012, the USPTO published final rules in the Federal Register implementing revised rules of practice relating to the inventor's oath or declaration . These new rules will be effective September 16, 2012, and apply to applications filed on or after September 16...

Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione: Changes to Inventor's Oath or Declaration

The America Invents Act (AIA), passed in 2011, significantly changes who may file for patent applications and the inventor's oath or declaration filed with an application. Historically, only inventors could apply for patents in the United States. Beginning September 16, 2012, however, the AIA enabled...