USPTO Head Says AIA, Satellites Good For IP Lawyers

Law360, New York (August 9, 2012, 5:51 PM EDT) -- New provisions of the America Invents Act that go into effect next month and the launch of its four satellite offices will enable the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to handle patent applications faster and produce stronger patents, Director David Kappos said Thursday at a speech in Dallas.

Kappos said the PTO will continue its programs for fast-tracking applications and will launch a system next month to allow third parties to tell examiners about prior art they may have missed in pending applications. It’s focused on...
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