Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Bill to introduce First-to-File system to U.S.

A bill has been unveiled to introduce a first-to-file system in the U.S.

Details of the bill can be found here:

The bill would give priority to the first applicant to file a patent application regardless of the invention date. This is standard in most other countries in the world.

The bill also tries to limit forum shopping.

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