What do the changes to US patent law mean for me as an independent inventor?
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (PRWEB) August 23, 2012
PowerPatent, the company that empowers entrepreneurs and innovators to protect their intellectual property, is hosting a free webinar for inventors and entrepreneurs who are considering filing a patent to protect their intellectual property.
Titled “The AIA First-To-File Law: What it Means to Inventors,” the webinar is a great opportunity to learn how important revisions to the “America Invents Act” (AIA) will change how and when you should file your patent.
Under the AIA, the United States is changing from a “first to invent” patent system to a “first inventor to file” patent system. This change in filing will take effect in March 2013, and has implications that will require inventors and businesses to update their patent development and filing strategies.
Over the course of one hour, nationally known patent attorney Bao Tran and Mark Reyland, executive director of the UIA, will examine the new law and assess what steps entrepreneurs should take to ensure their patent strategy maximizes protection of their ideas. For an inventor’s perspective, Dr. Phi Nguyen of MIBA Medical Inc. will share what he learned when he recently developed his own provisional patent application.
Some of the items we’ll cover:
1. First to invent vs. first inventor to file: what’s the difference in practical terms?
2. What is rules development and what is the official position of the USPTO in that process?
3. Best practices for using inventor notebooks in light of the new law.
4. Tips to determine which patents to file and the best way to file them.
5. How technology can reduce the cost of writing and filing provisional patent applications.
When: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 5:00 PM PDT. Register here:
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