First-To-File's Potential Impact On Internal IP Policies
Currently, the United States is the only country that uses a first-to-invent priority system. Every other country employs a first-to-file system. There are two active bills working through Congress, however, that would transition the United States to a first-to-file system.
This transition will impact companies’ intellectual property policies although if history repeats itself, the impact will not be severe.
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