University of New Hampshire

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School of Law

USPTO Roadshow & Workshop

Sept. 15 -16


USPTO Student Patent Workshop - Monday, Sept 15, 2014


Where: UNH School of Law, Two White Street, Concord, NH 


The USPTO Roadshow team will also join us the day before the Roadshow for a hands-on patent workshop designed specifically for law students by the US Patent Office in conjunction with UNH Law faculty members.


USPTO First Inventor to File Roadshow - Tuesday, Sept 16, 2014

Where: UNH School of Law, Two White Street, Concord, NH, Room 282

The Roadshow is open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP today.

On Tuesday, September 16--the third anniversary of the signing of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act-- from 1:00-5:00 p.m., UNH Law will host the first stop on the USPTO's First Inventor to File Roadshow. The Roadshow will serve as an opportunity to discuss the FITF provisions and updates since its implementation.

The USPTO will present:

  • FITF statistics to date
  • The applicability of the FITF provisions on patent applications filed today
  • The FITF statutory framework and its exceptions
  • AIA evidentiary declaration practice useful to invoke these exceptions

The experts will present a variety of scenarios to illustrate both the applicability of the FITF provisions and tips for prosecuting applications filed under the FITF provisions. More information, including the agenda for the roadshow, is available here.

Please contact erin.desmarais@law.unh.edu or alexandra.roberts@law.unh.edu with any questions.


Learn more about UNH Law's Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property.