AIA Challenger Says First-To-File Will Cost Inventors

Law360, New York (September 14, 2012, 3:32 PM EDT) -- A man who wants a Florida federal court to stop the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act from going into effect said Thursday that the first-inventor-to-file patent registration system would have a devastating effect on him and his fellow inventors while running against the U.S. Constitution.

In a reply in support of his bid for a preliminary injunction, Mark Stadnyk argued that the significant costs with which inventors would be saddled under the AIA demonstrated the irreparable injury needed for the court to issue a preliminary injunction blocking...
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