USPTO to Host AIA Second Anniversary Forum on Sept. 16

The USPTO will host an AIA Second Anniversary Forum on September 16, 2013, at the USPTO’s Alexandria campus in the Madison Auditorium from 1 to 5 pm, and also via webcast.  Here is the USPTO announcement:

At the Forum, USPTO subject matter experts from the Patents Business Unit and administrative patent judges from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) will discuss many AIA provisions, including current filing statistics and “do’s and don’ts” as follows:

–Patent Panel: prioritized examination (aka Track One), preissuance submissions, inventor’s oath/declaration, supplemental examination, and micro-entity discount

–First-inventor-to-file Workshop: demonstration of examiner hands-on training using a mock application for examination

–PTAB Panel Discussion: inter partes review and covered business method review

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions during each segment.

Webcast Access Info:

Event number: 991 788 621

Event password: 123456

Event address for attendees:


Teleconference information


Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208

Access code: 991 788 621

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