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Priority of Invention and the AIA

Priority of Invention and the AIA

By Jerome Rosenstock
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Overview

Until the passage of the America Invents Act, the first-to-invent system allowed for interference proceedings when two parties claimed inventorship of the same invention. One procedural misstep in patent interference practice could put that invention at risk. Even though the first-to-file system, which took effect on March 16, 2013 eliminates this type of proceeding for invention applications following that date, there are still many interference proceedings in play.

Priority of Invention and the AIA (formerly titled Patent Interference Practice Handbook) is the only book that leads you step by step through proper procedure at every stage of the interference process, before and after declaration. Covering practice before the U.S. Patent Office, the District Courts and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, this intensely practical guide shows you exactly how to:

  • Assess elements such as anticipation, use or sale, obviousness, abandonment, suppression, concealment
  • Establish patentability
  • Determine priority
  • Meet reduction-to-practice standards
  • Meet all burden of proof requirements
  • Avoid export license violations
  • File preliminary statements and motions
  • Bring civil actions or appeals after interference.

At every stage of his presentation the author analyzes pertinent decisions of the U.S. Patent Office, with detailed attention to the priority determination criteria that apply in all NAFTA and WTO member countries. Priority of Invention and the AIA is organized to follow the sequence of an interference, with each issue discussed as it arises in practice. Special features include helpful checklists and forms, and a cross-table between the statutory provisions and applicable regulations.

With the passage of the America Invents Act and the shift away from interference proceedings, the author now includes topics relevant to priority of invention under the new regime. New topics presented in this revamped edition include:

  • The new first-to-file system
  • Reexamination both prior to and following passage of the America Invents Act
  • The new review types available under the new law: inter partes review and post-grant review

Last Updated 06/11/2018
Update Frequency Updated annually
Product Line Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.
ISBN 9780735501140
SKU 10046497-7777
Table of Contents

PART I - OVERVIEW AND PATENTABILITY

Chapter 1. Overview

  • §1.01 Introduction to Patent Interference
  • §1.02 Statutory Basis for Interference Practice and Applicable Rules
  • §1.03 Failure to Comply with Patent Interference Rules
  • §1.04 Interfering Patents

Chapter 2. PATENTABILITY

  • §2.01 Introduction
  • §2.02 Eligibility (35 U.S.C. § 101)
  • §2.03 The Utility (“Useful”) Requirement (35 U.S.C. § 101)
  • §2.04 Double Patenting (35 U.S.C. § 101)
  • §2.05 Anticipation under 35 U.S.C. §§ 102(a) and (b)
  • §2.06 The Use or Sale Statutory Bar of 35 U.S.C. § 102(b)
  • §2.07 Abandonment under 35 U.S.C. § 102(c)
  • §2.08 Foreign Activity—A “Patent” (35 U.S.C. § 102(d))
  • §2.09 Prior Art under 35 U.S.C. § 102(e)
  • §2.10 Invalidity under 35 U.S.C. § 102(f)
  • §2.11 Invention of Another (35 U.S.C. § 102(g))
  • §2.12 Obviousness under 35 U.S.C. § 103
  • §2.13 Specification under 35 U.S.C. § 112, ¶1
  • §2.14 Claims under 35 U.S.C. § 112, ¶2
  • §2.15 Claims under 35 U.S.C. § 112, ¶6
  • §2.16 Foreign Activity—An Export License Violation (35 U.S.C. §§ 184 and 185)
  • §2.17 New Matter Introduction (35 U.S.C. §§ 132 and 112, ¶1)
  • §2.18 Continuation-in-part Applications—Patentee's, Applicant's Activities
  • §2.19 Inequitable Conduct

PART II - ISSUES RAISED IN A PATENT INTERFERENCE PROCEEDING

Chapter 3. PATENTABILITY AND OTHER FACTORS

  • §3.01 Introduction
  • §3.02 Utility (35 U.S.C. § 101)
  • §3.03 Double Patenting (35 U.S.C. § 101)
  • §3.04 35 U.S.C. § 102(a)/102(e)
  • §3.05 On Sale/Public Use (35 U.S.C. § 102(b))
  • §3.06 Anticipation under 35 U.S.C. § 102(e)
  • §3.07 Derivation (35 U.S.C. § 102(f))
  • §3.08 Third-Party Inventorship (35 U.S.C. § 102(f) (1999))
  • §3.09 Obviousness (35 U.S.C. § 103)
  • §3.10 Benefit (35 U.S.C. § 112, First Paragraph)
  • §3.11 Support (35 U.S.C. § 112, First Paragraph)
  • §3.12 Breadth (35 U.S.C. § 112, First Paragraph)
  • §3.13 Best Mode (35 U.S.C. § 112, First Paragraph)
  • §3.14 35 U.S.C. § 112, Second Paragraph
  • §3.15 Failure to Obtain a License for Foreign Filing (35 U.S.C. §§ 184 and 185)
  • §3.16 Reissue: Violation of 35 U.S.C. §251
  • §3.17 Reexamination: Violation of 35 U.S.C. § 305
  • §3.18 Intervening Events (35 U.S.C. §§ 119, 120, 121, and 365)
  • §3.19 Inequitable Conduct
  • §3.20 Other Factor: No Interference-in-Fact
  • §3.21 Other Factor: Failure to Pay Maintenance Fees

Chapter 4. PRIORITY DETERMINATION—GENERALLY

  • §4.01 Overview
  • §4.02 Priority Scenarios

Chapter 5. CONCEPTION

  • §5.01 Conception Defined and Determined
  • §5.02 Simultaneous Conception and Reduction to Practice
  • §5.03 Corroboration of Conception
  • §5.04 Activities Governed by 35 U.S.C. § 104 (Ex-USA)
  • §5.05 Burden of Proof

Chapter 6. REDUCTION TO PRACTICE

  • §6.01 Reduction to Practice
  • §6.02 Diligence
  • §6.03 Abandonment, Suppression, Concealment (35 U.S.C. § 102(g))
  • §6.04 Corroboration
  • §6.05 Activities outside the United States (35 U.S.C. § 104)
  • §6.06 Burden of Proof
  • §6.07 Disclaimer
  • §6.08 Settlement

PART III - THE INTERFERENCE PROCEEDING ITSELF

Chapter 7. EVENTS PRIOR TO DECLARING AN INTERFERENCE

  • §7.01 Introduction
  • §7.02 Ex Parte Prosecution
  • §7.03 Application vs. Application(s)
  • §7.04 Application(s) vs. Patent(s)
  • §7.05 Statutory Invention Registration

Chapter 8. DECLARING THE INTERFERENCE

  • §8.01 Suspension of Ex Parte Prosecution
  • §8.02 Junior Party/Senior Party
  • §8.03 Lead Attorney
  • §8.04 Party Access
  • §8.05 Motions List and the Priority (Preliminary) Statement
  • §8.06 Suspending the Interference
  • §8.07 Redeclaring an Interference/Reopening an Interference

Chapter 9. THE INTERLOCUTORY STAGE OF THE INTERFERENCE

  • §9.01 Introduction
  • §9.02 Early Issues
  • §9.03 Preliminary Motions—Generally (37 C.F.R. § 121 (2004))
  • §9.04 Decision on the Preliminary Motion
  • §9.05 Belated Preliminary Motions

Chapter 10. MOTION FOR BENEFIT OF THE EARLIER APPLICATION

  • §10.01 Obtaining Benefit
  • §10.02 Attacking Benefit
  • §10.03 Correcting Inventorship

Chapter 11. PRELIMINARY MOTIONS FOR UNPATENTABILITY AND NO INTERFERENCE-IN-FACT

  • §11.01 Requirements for Preliminary Motions
  • §11.02 Motion for Unpatentability
  • §11.03 Motion for No Interference-in-fact

Chapter 12. PRELIMINARY MOTION TO REDEFINE THE INTERFERENCE

  • §12.01 Adding or Substituting a Count
  • §12.02 Amending or Addition of an Application Claim
  • §12.03 Designating a Claim to Correspond to a Count
  • §12.04 Designating a Claim as Not Corresponding to a Count
  • §12.05 Requiring an Opponent Applicant to Add and Designate a Claim

Chapter 13. OTHER PRELIMINARY MOTIONS

  • §13.01 Introduction
  • §13.02 Preliminary Motions Involving Additional Patents or Patent Applications
  • §13.03 Abandonment, Suppression, Concealment
  • §13.04 Motion Requesting Entry of an Order

Chapter 14. POST-INTERLOCUTORY STAGE, INCLUDING FINAL HEARING AND TERMINATION

  • §14.01 Generally
  • §14.02 Service of the Preliminary Statement/Priority Statement
  • §14.03 Record, Including Testimony
  • §14.04 Proceedings
  • §14.05 Discovery
  • §14.06 Briefs
  • §14.07 Final Hearing
  • §14.08 Termination

Chapter 15. COURT REVIEW AND ARBITRATION

  • §15.01 CAFC Review
  • §15.02 CivilAction in the DistrictCourt
  • §15.03 Parallel Proceedings before the CAFC and the District Court
  • §15.04 Arbitration

Chapter 16. POST-TERMINATION EVENTS

  • §16.01 Introduction
  • §16.02 Patentee
  • §16.03 Applicant—Ex Parte Prosecution
  • §16.04 Estoppel under 37 C.F.R. § 1.658(c)

PART IV - THE AMERICA INVENTS ACT

Chapter 17. FIRST TO FILE (DERIVATION)

  • §17.01 Introduction
  • §17.02 Pre-AIA Derivation
  • §17.03 Derivation (AIA)
  • §17.04 Instituting a Derivation Proceeding
  • §17.05 Petition Is Granted

Chapter 18. REEXAMINATION

  • §18.01 Introduction
  • §18.02 Prior to the AIA Enactment
  • §18.03 AIA Enactment (Reexamination)

Chapter 19. INTER PARTES REVIEW

  • §19.01 Inter Partes Review Rules
  • §19.02 Pre-AIA Inter Partes Reexamination
  • §19.03 Estoppel

Chapter 20. POST-GRANT REVIEW

  • §20.01 Statutory Basis
  • §20.02 Derivation Decisions—Appeals

APPENDICES:

  • Appendix A. Suggestion of Claim
  • Appendix B. Manual of Patent Examining Procedures— Interference—Initial Memorandum
  • Appendix C. Identification of Assignee
  • Appendix D. Notice Declaring Interference
  • Appendix E. Identification of Counsel
  • Appendix F. Preliminary Statement of Inventor
  • Appendix G. [Reserved.]
  • Appendix H. Rules Regarding Arbitration of Interferences
  • Appendix I. [Reserved.]
  • Appendix J. Federal Register, August 12, 2004. 37 C.F.R. Parts 1, 5, 10, 11, and 41. Rules of Practice Before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences; Final Rule
  • Appendix K. January 4, 2006 Standing Order of the Board
  • Appendix L. USPTO Contested Case Practice Guide
  • Appendix M. Changes to Implement Derivation Proceedings; Final Rule
  • Appendix N. Rules of Practice for Trials Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and Judicial Review of Patent Trial and Appeal Board Decisions; Final Rule
  • Appendix O. Changes to Implement Inter Partes Review Proceedings, Post-Grant Review Proceedings, and Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents; Final Rule

Table of Cases

Table of Regulations

Index

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