USPTO to Host First of Sevral Road Shows at Alexandria Campus

Today the USPTO will conduct a webinar explaining the rule packages recently issued to implement the vairous provisions of the America Invents Act. Information necessary to access the webinar is found (here), along with the agenda. Topics include, Supplemental Examination, Post Grant Review, and Inter Partes Review. A public Q&A session with the will be conducted.

In other PTO news, the Patent Public Advisory Committe convened at the USPTO this past Wednesday to comment on the proposed fee increases. Several of the major bar associations questioned the need to raise fees to the extent proposed. (webcast recording here