The New Patent Frontier under the America Invents Act Has Arrived: File Early, File Often, or Just Stay Home?

Monday, April 29, 2013 | 9:30-11:00 a.m. ET | Montreal, Quebec

The final, and perhaps most substantial, piece of the America Invents Act (“AIA”) was implemented in March of 2013, with the first-to-file rules for new patent applications coming into effect in the United States. This significant change brings the U.S. into close “harmony” with the rest of world on the patent playing field, and it will have a profound effect on how companies file, prosecute and enforce their intellectual property rights going forward. A lively discussion will cover:

  • Strategy issues for protecting intellectual property rights in view of the complete implementation of the AIA.
  • Issues related to filing new applications with the complete set of new rules now in effect.
  • Commercialization and trade secret strategies for the chemical industry in view of the new law.
  • Best practices for industry right now in view of the AIA.


This presentation takes place as part of the Forum Sessions during the 104th AOCS Annual Business Meeting & Expo.

Sponsored by: The American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS)

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