7 Things To Know About 3rd-Party Submissions Of Art

Law360, New York (October 30, 2014, 12:18 PM EDT) -- New rules implementing third-party (preissuance) submissions of art in pending patent applications under the America Invents Act took effect Sept. 16, 2012. Two years after the rules became effective, however, widespread usage has not materialized. Likely contributing to the patenting community's collective "yawn" regarding the preissuance submissions of art is a lack of familiarity of this tool among clients and practitioners, including how to use it, and under what circumstances the tool should be wielded....

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