AIA Changes Only Days Away

Back to school everyone…..the USPTO will kick off its AIA roadshow series in Minneapolis on September 10th and finish up in New York City on September 28th. The roadshow program will explain the final rules and answer audience questions. The agency also will discuss proposed rules for the first-inventor-to-file provision. Additional stops will be made along the way in Atlanta, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, and Alexandria, Virginia. The full schedule is shown below:

Date Venue Location

Monday, September 10

Hennepin County Library

Minneapolis, MN

Wednesday, September 12

USPTO Campus

Alexandria, VA

Friday, September 14

Los Angeles Public Library

Los Angeles, CA

Monday, September 17

Denver Public Library

Denver, CO

Thursday, September 20

Detroit Public Library

Detroit, MI

Monday, September 24

Georgia Institute of Technology Library

Atlanta, GA

Wednesday, September 26

Rice University Fondren Library

Houston, TX

Friday, September 28

New York Public Library

New York, NY

Later this week, the USPTO will be conducting a training session at the Alexandria USPTO campus (also available by webinar) on the new electronic filing system of the Patent Trial & Appeal Board, which is known as the Patent Review Processing System (PRPS). Information below:

To help potential users of the PRPS electronic filing system, the Office will hold a training session from 10 am – noon on Thursday, September 6, 2012, in the North Auditorium of the Madison Building at the Alexandria Campus of the USPTO. The training session will also be broadcast via WebEx. Information to connect to the training session via WebEx is provided below.

WebEx participants will be able to submit questions through the WebEx chat session.