Anticipating First-to-File: What to do to Prepare for the U.S. Patent System’s First-to-File Change

02/14/2013 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PST

Intellectual Property Litigation, Interferences, IP Due Diligence, Patent Counseling + Prosecution, and Patent Litigation

Glenn M. Kubota and James J. Mullen III

Glenn M. Kubota and James J. Mullen III


The recorded version of this webinar is now available here.

On March 16, 2013, one of the most significant changes to the U.S. patent statute in the last 50 years, the “first-to-file” provision of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), will take effect.

After March 16, the inventor with the earliest-filed application is now the one entitled to claim a patent over another inventor, regardless of who invented the claimed subject matter first.

This webinar will discuss potential challenges of first-to-file and strategies to prepare for the change in these final weeks of the first-to-invent system.


For more on patent reform, please visit the MoFo Patent Reform Resource Center for additional information.

CLE credit is pending in CA and NY.

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