Speeding Up Patent Filing at the USPTO

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has proposed rules for the implementation of the Patent Law Treaty (PLT) that will help filers speed up patent filing. The presentation discusses the proposed rules which allow applications to be filed without claims as well as facilitate incorporating prior filings by reference. In addition, a proposed two-month grace period is provided for foreign filing and provisional applications. To view the presentation, visit: Patent Filing from Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, LLP