• Final Rules for Implementing the First-Inventor-to-File Provisions of the America Invents Act
  • February 21, 2013 | Authors: John M. Covert; John T. Haran
  • Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. - Washington Office
  • The transition to the first-inventor-to-file (FITF) system occurs on March 16, 2013. To prepare for implementing the change to the FITF system, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), on February 14, 2013, published the final rulemaking entitled “Changes To Implement the First Inventor To File Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act” (hereinafter, final rules) in the Federal Register (78 Fed. Reg. 11024).