10 Reasons To File Patent Applications Before March 16

Law360, New York (February 22, 2013, 12:29 PM EST) -- The recently enacted America Invents Act introduces major changes to the U.S. patent laws, with some significant provisions taking effect on March 16, 2013. These provisions provide several compelling reasons to file patent applications prior to this date to claim inventions that are ready for patenting.

1) From March 16, 2013, it's a race to the patent office.

As of March 16, 2013, the AIA changes the “first-to-invent” rule to “first-inventor-to-file” rule under which an inventor will be denied patent protection for subject matter claimed in...
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