5 Tips For 1st-To-File Patent Applications, 1 Year In

Law360, New York (March 12, 2014, 7:37 PM EDT) -- It's been one year since the U.S. switched to a system in which patents are awarded to the first person to file an application, rather than the first person to invent something, marking a significant shift in patent law that attorneys say has forced clients to pick up the pace of their patent applications.

The race to the patent office under the first-to-file system established by the America Invents Act on March 16, 2013, can present a number of pitfalls for practitioners and applicants. Here, attorneys...
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