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 March 13, 2013 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm (EDT). Stephen G. Kunin of Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt and Brad D. Pedersen of Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen will examine the first-to-file provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, including the USPTO final rules and what constitutes prior art under the new patent reform law, and outline considerations for the new derivation practice. The panel will review the following questions:
• How do the USPTO final rules differ from the
• 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 registering by March 1, 2013 will receive a $50 discount. Those interested in registering for the webinar, can do so here.