Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "First to File: Final Rules and Guidance -- Navigating Significant Changes to Derivation Practice, What Constitutes Prior Art and More" on February 20, 2013 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm (EST). Stephen G. Kunin of Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt LLP and Brad D. Pedersen of Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A. will provide guidance for counsel to IP owners and inventors on the first-to-file system under the new America Invents Law, and in particular explain what constitutes prior art and outline considerations for the new derivation practice. The webinar will review the following 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?
The registration fee for the webinar is $297 ($362 for registration and CLE processing). Those interested in registering for the webinar, can do so here.