An updated URGENT alert that the new US first-to-file patent reform laws are now less than two weeks away. Many companies, whether nanotech, cleantech, biotech, or other types of emerging technology companies, should consider the merits of filing new, quality patent applications by March 15, 2013. Time is flying in 2013. The US PTO recently issued its finalized rules and processes for implementing the new system.

Also, bear in mind the new US PTO fee system activates March 19, 2013.