What is pre-AIA 102 E?

§ 102(e). Pre-AIA § 102(e) prohibits an applicant from receiving a patent if the invention was described in a third party’s published patent application or granted patent that was filed before the applicant’s date of invention.

What is a 102 E reference?

102(e) date of a reference that did not result from, nor claimed the benefit of, an international application is its earliest effective U.S. filing date, taking into consideration any proper benefit claims to prior U.S. applications under 35 U.S.C. 119(e) or 120.

What is 102b prior art?

Prior art exceptions under 35 U.S.C. § 102(b)(1)(A) provides a grace period for a disclosure made by an inventor, or obtained from an inventor that prevents the disclosure from being used as the basis for rejection.

What patentability requirement is created by 35 USC 102?

102(a)(1) indicates that a prior patent of a claimed invention will preclude the grant of a subsequent patent on the claimed invention. This means that if a claimed invention was patented in this or a foreign country before the effective filing date of the claimed invention, AIA 35 U.S.C.

Can you swear behind a 102 B reference?

Applications and patents that fall under the pre-AIA version of 35 USC § 102 can disqualify a reference that is not a statutory bar under § 102(b) by proving an earlier date of invention.

What is a provisional rejection?

Provisional rejections of the obviousness type under pre-AIA 35 U.S.C. 103(a) based on provisional prior art under pre-AIA 35 U.S.C. 102(e) are rejections applied to copending applications having different effective filing dates wherein each application has a common assignee or a common inventor.

What is the AIA date?

The America Invents Act (AIA) became law on September 16, 2011, making sweeping changes to the U.S. patent system. The most significant changes were implemented over a period of 18 months.

What is prior art under AIA?

The AIA definition of prior art in 35 U.S.C. § 102 no longer includes geographic and language restrictions. Prior art applies against claims in AIA patent applications and patents depending on the effective filing date of the claimed invention, not the date of invention.

When did AIA 102 go into effect?

102 and 103 took effect on March 16, 2013. These new provisions apply to any patent application that contains or contained at any time: (1) a claim to a claimed invention that has an effective filing date as defined in 35 U.S.C.

Does 35 USC 102 apply to design patents?

In evaluating a statutory bar based on pre-AIA 35 U.S.C. 102(b), the experimental use exception to a statutory bar for public use or sale (see MPEP § 2133.03(e)) does not usually apply for design patents.

What is swearing behind in patent?

In United States patent law, “swearing back of a reference” is a process where an inventor, in certain circumstances, can get a US patent even though the invention became public before the inventor filed an original patent application.