1st-To-File System Isn't New To Drug Companies

Law360, New York (March 4, 2013, 1:00 PM EST) -- On March 16, 2013, the first-to-file provisions of the America Invents Act take effect. This is one of the biggest changes ever made to U.S. patent law, and completely rewrites what is prior art. Since the AIA was passed, many legal experts have recommended that applicants avoid filing applications under the new law where possible — or file under both the old and new law to keep options open — for fear of being subject to prior art that would not be available under the old...
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