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Speeding Up Filing

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Speeding Up Filing

  1. 1. Speeding It Up at the USPTO July 2013 July 23, 2013
  2. 2. Speeding Up Filing
  3. 3. Speeding Up Filing • Proposed Rules to Implement Patent Law Treaty (PLT)- April 11, 2013 – Claim NOT required for the filing date of a nonprovisional – Filing a nonprovisional application “by reference”  No specification and drawings – 2 Month Grace Period- Restore right to prior foreign or provisional application after expiration of 12 month deadline (6 month for designs)  File within 2 months  Petition (unintentional)  Fee
  4. 4. Speeding It Up at the USPTO July 23, 2013 Copyright 2013 Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, McNett & Henry LLP

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