What will change about the oath or declaration on September 16

What will change about the oath or declaration on September 16, 2012

On August 14, 2012 the USPTO promulgated its new Rules implementing the changes to the inventor's oath/declaration mandated by the America Invents Act.  On August 30, 2012, Oppedahl Patent Law Firm presented this live webinar about the new Rules.  This is an audiovisual recording of that webinar. 

The webinar is about 1 hour and 50 minutes in duration.  After your purchase you will receive an email message with a link that permits you to download a "zip" file of about 97 megabytes.  Inside the zip file are:

  • an MP4 audiovisual file, about 1 hour and 50 minutes in duration
  • the PDF study materials, including:
    • 111 presentation slides
    • a copy of the August 14, 2012 Federal Register notice
    • copies of USPTO forms that were discussed
    • a uniform certificate of attendance for CLE purposes

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Tell me more about the webinar

Everything will change on September 16. Everything you knew before will be wrong. Every procedure you followed in the past will be wrong.

Watch this webinar to learn what to do about the oath or declaration starting on September 16, 2012.

  • Learn the circumstances in which a patent application may be filed in the name of an assignee rather than in the names of the inventors.
  • Learn how to recognize and distinguish an "old" inventor's declaration and a "new" inventor's declaration
  • Learn what has changed about whether you can reuse an inventor's declaration in the filing of a continuation or divisional application.
  • Learn how you can postpone handing in the inventor's declaration until you receive a Notice of Allowability.
  • Learn how postponing the handing-in of the inventor's declaration can negatively affect Patent Term Adjustment.
  • Learn how to determine which patent applications require the "old" declaration and which patent applications require the "new" declaration.
  • Learn how to simplify the PCT Request by making use of the new rules.
  • Find out why an Application Data Sheet is now mandatory for most patent applications.
  • Learn how Rule 47 practice (missing or uncooperative inventor) will change.
  • Learn how you can use a single document as a combined assignment and inventor's declaration.

A special section has been added that focuses on the effects of the new Rules on the filing of PCT applications and on the entry into the US national phase.

Who should watch this webinar?

Basically, if you have ever prepared a declaration for an inventor to sign, or if you have ever e-filed an inventor's declaration in the USPTO, you should watch this webinar. If you have ever filed a PCT application, or if you have ever entered the US national phase from a PCT application, you should watch this webinar. If you have ever prepared a PCT Request or a PCT Demand, you should watch this webinar. If you have ever prepared or reviewed an Application Data Sheet, you should watch this webinar.

If as an attorney you supervise, and are thus responsible for the work of, anyone who does any of these things, you should watch this webinar.

This includes registered practitioners, patent paralegals, legal assistants, and other support staff.

The presenter. Your presenter is Carl Oppedahl, a partner in OPLF. Carl previously served as the chair of the AIPLA PCT Issues Committee and is now a member of the Board of Directors of AIPLA. He has spent more than twenty years writing and prosecuting patent applications for clients. He serves as an adjunct professor at University of Denver law school, teaching Advanced Patent Law. 

CLE accreditation?

CLE accreditation has been approved for California for 1½ credits and Colorado for 2 credits. A uniform certificate of attendance ("UCOA") is provided. In the past we have sometimes heard from an attendee that he or she has been able to obtain CLE credit in his or her own state by submitting the UCOA to his or her own CLE authority. Please do not ask us to try to obtain CLE accreditation from other states.

In any event the way you will receive CLE credit, if at all, is by submitting the UCOA yourself to your state CLE agency.

Frequently asked questions

Q. Can't I learn what I need to know by reading the Federal Register notice instead of attending this webinar?

A. Sure. The Federal Register notice (published August 14, 2012) is here. It is fifty-two pages in length.

Q.  What may I do with this recorded audiovisual program?


A  This is a copyrighted work. It is our intention that people who have purchased this download will be
able to share or pass along this work just as they would a physical book. If you give a physical book to
your friend, then you do not have the physical book any more. If you lend a physical book to your
friend, then later when your friend returns the book to you, then your friend does not have the physical
book any more.

As for this recorded audiovisual program, together with the study materials, we intend that if you give
it to someone, you will not retain a copy of the recording or the study materials. Likewise if you lend it
to a friend, and later the loan is over, your friend will not retain a copy of the recording or the study
materials.

Is this a good webinar?

 Those who attended the live webinar on August 30, 2012 completed an evaluation questionnaire.  When asked "would you recommend this webinar to others?", over 99% said "yes".  Here are some particular responses:

  • Absolutely
  • Yes - very informative
  • Yes if they are filing US applications
  • Absolutely! I recommended it earlier this morning to the company who handles our docketing.
  • Yes. Carl is a great teacher!
  • Yes - lots of good information
  • Absolutely. This was well thought out and executed.

Attendees were asked "How would you compare this webinar to other webinars (1 much worse - 5 much better)?"  The average response was 4.2.

Attendees were asked "How would you rate the presenter (1 bad, 5 excellent)?"  The average response was 4.6.

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