Cole Richter from my old law firm (MBHB) has written a short alert highlighting a number changes taking effect on September 16, 2012 at the USPTO.
- Third-party pre-issuance submissions allowed
- BPAI becomes the PTAB
- Inter partes review begins (September 15 last day to file for inter partes reexamination)
- Transitional post-grant review for business methods
- Changes to the inventor's oath
- Inventorship can now be corrected despite deceptive intent (by implication)
Read the alert.