We will be discussing recent trends and changes at the US Patent and Trademark Office and implementation of the America Invents Act during our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 23, 2012.

Some of the topics that we will discuss include:
  1. Efforts by the USPTO to reduce the backlog in examination of patent applications
  2. Prioritized Examination (Track 1)
  3. Change to first-inventor-to-file
  4. Preissuance submission of prior art
  5. Derivation procedure
  6. Supplemental Examination
  7. Post Grant Review
  8. Inter-Partes Review
  9. Micro-entity

All are invited to join us in our discussion during the SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 23, 2012 at Noon in our Westlake Village office. This activity is approved for 1 hour of MCLE credit. If you will be joining us, please RSVP to Elisha Manzur by 9 am Monday morning.