USPTO Hosting AIA Second Anniversary Forum

USPTO Hosting AIA Second Anniversary Forum

Peter-SiddowayBy Peter D. Siddoway

The USPTO has announced that it will host an America Invents Act (AIA) Second Anniversary Forum on Monday, September 16, 2013, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.  It will be held at the USPTO and will also be webcast.  Of particular interest to those of us following inter partes review and other post-grant proceedings, the Forum is scheduled to include judges from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) discussing “various provisions of the patent law, focusing on filings made during the past several months with tips for compliance.”

A preliminary schedule of the event listed the following breakdown of events, although at this time no final schedule has been released.

1:00 to 1:15 pm                Introductory Remarks

1:15 to 2:45 pm                Patent Topics: Track One, Preissuance Submissions, Supplemental Examination,

     Oath/Declaration, and Micro-Entity Discount

2:45 to 3:30 pm                FITF Workshop Demonstration

3:30 to 3:45 pm                BREAK

3:45 to 5:00 pm                PTAB Administrative Trials: Panel Discussion with APJs in Trial Section