Good afternoon, readers. This week, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), announced that it will host an American Invents Act roadshow in seven cities throughout the country. The roadshows will occur between September 16th – October 9th to increase awareness and understanding of the first Inventor to File provisions of the American Invents Act (AIA).
Stops will include Concord, New Hampshire; Madison, Wisconsin; Dallas, Texas; Silicon Valley, California; and Atlanta, Georgia. USPTO campuses in Alexandria, Virginia and Denver, Colorado will also host the series. Please note that these forums are free and open to the public, and seating is available on a first come, first serve basis. This is a terrific way to learn more about provisions to the American Invents Act, specifically in regards to the First Inventor to File (FITF). All shows will have the same agenda including statistics to date and prosecuting applications filed under the FITF.
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