Under the America Invents Act, on March 16, 2013, the United States patent system fundamentally changed from a “first-to-invent” system to a “first-inventor-to-file” system. This presentation provided an overview of the implications of this change. Also included in the presentation was a discussion of changes to the grace periods for public disclosures and the effects of sales and offers to sale on patent rights.
Jared Pitts graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering and J.D. from Brigham Young University. He has practiced intellectual property law since 1995. In his practice, he has prepared and prosecuted U.S., PCT, EP and other patent applications in a variety of technologies, including electrical device, software, and semiconductor fabrication. He has also prepared and reviewed non-infringement and invalidity opinions and provided a variety of licensing and litigation support.
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AIA Presentation for IEEE 4.18.2013