There are two categories of prior art under the America Invents Act (AIA). 35 U.S.C. §102(a)(1) prior art disclosures, including patents, which are considered prior art as of their grant date; printed publications, which are considered prior art as of their publication date; and evidence that the claimed invention was in public use, on sale, or otherwise available to the public, which are eligible as prior art as of the date of public use or offer for sale. 35 U.S.C. §102(a)(2) prior art includes U.S. patents, U.S. pre-grant patent application publications and WIPO published applications that designate the United States. These patents and patent publications are eligible as prior art as of their effective filing date. Our presentation is directed to the different types of prior art disclosure set forth in §102(a)(1). We will refer to the Manual of Patent Examination Procedure (MPEP) and recent case law.
The lecture will take place on May 9th, 2019 at 12:00 PM at Sughrue's Washington, D.C. Office (6th floor). For more information, click here.