First to File: Final Rules and Guidance
Navigating Significant Changes to Derivation Practice, What Constitutes Prior Art and More
First-to-file system effective March 16
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide guidance for counsel to IP owners and inventors on the first-to-file system under the new America Invents Law. The panel will explain what constitutes prior art and outline considerations for the new derivation practice.
- What changes
- What stays the same
- Derivation practice
- The USPTO final rules and guidance
- Examples of how new Section 102 works under the AIA
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- How do the USPTO final rules differ from the proposed rules?
- What constitutes prior art under the new first-to-file system?
- How will the new first-to-file system under Section 102 work under the AIA?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Stephen G. Kunin
Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt
He represents clients in post-grant patent proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He also serves as an... | Read More
He represents clients in post-grant patent proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He also serves as an expert witness and consultant on patent policy, practice and procedure. During his tenure at the USPTO, he served in many executive positions, including as Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy.Close
Brad D. Pedersen
Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen
He concentrates his practice in the areas of high-technology, computer, software and medical device patent... | Read More
He concentrates his practice in the areas of high-technology, computer, software and medical device patent prosecution strategy, licensing and litigation. Serving as counsel in court trials, interferences and reexaminations, and as an expert witness, he has extensive litigation experience, in addition to his experience in patent prosecution and transactional work.Close