In-House Strategies For Leveraging 1st-To-File System

Law360, New York (March 1, 2013, 1:21 PM EST) -- The America Invents Act, signed into law on Sept. 16, 2011, and implemented on a rolling basis through March 16, 2013, brought many changes to the United States patent system. This article discusses one of its central changes, the new first-to-file provisions of the AIA, and provides some suggestions as to how a company might adjust its patent procurement processes in order to best take advantage of the new provisions. For example, in view of the AIA’s implementation of a first-to-file system, a company may want...
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