Patents After the AIA Webinar Series
Part 4 – Transition Applications: Thursday, June 23, 2016, 11:30 – 1:00 pm Central
The ins and outs of transition applications under the America Invents Act
Brad D. Pedersen of Patterson Thuente Pedersen, PA, and Gregory Allen of 3M Innovative Properties, will lead you through a discussion of transition applications, as detailed in the newly released treatise entitled “Patents After the AIA-The Evolving Law and Practice”—what they are, how they are created, and what they can mean to your prosecution practice and litigation strategy. The effective dates of claimed subject matter in transition applications can affect which prior art law—pre-AIA law or post-AIA together with pre-AIA 35 U.S.C. 102(g)—governs an application. An evaluation of the patentability of claims in a transition application or patent can produce different results depending on which of the laws applies.