USPTO Director Kappos at Munich Conf., Keynote Speech on the Implementation of the AIA

David J. Kappos held the keynote speech at the U.S. Patent Reform Conference organized by FORUM (more at in April 2012 at Munich. The USPTO Director, invited by FORUM for the first conference in Europe on the U.S. Patent Reform, spoke on the implementation of the America Invents Act by the United States Patent and Trademark Office following 16 September 2011 taking effect of the most comprehensive overhaul to the U.S. patent system in almost two centuries. David Kappos afterwards answered questions on the most urgent topics: Fee Structure (Dietmar Harhoff), Prior Art (Ingo A. Brückner), Inter Partes Review and Post Grant Review (Beat Weibel), Supplemental Examination (Christof Keussen, GRUR), Prior User Rights (Stephan Freischem, AIPPI) and Patent Pendency (Bernhard Fischer).


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