Citation of Prior Art and Written Statements – America Invents Act

Section 6(g) of the America invents act amends 35 USC 301 to expand the scope of information any party may cite in a patent file to include written statements regarding patentability made by the patent owner before a federal court or the office. Previously, only patents or printed publications could be cited in a patent file.

Either 3rd party or the patent owner can cite patent owner statements in a patent file. A 3rd party can request to have their identity remain unknown and it will not be included in the patent file.

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