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IP Clinic: How has first-inventor-to-file changed patent strategy?

The US now has a first-to-file system, thanks to the America Invents Act. How are different parties reacting?

The patent examiner The first-to-file (FTF) regime represents a big change in the statutes and the regulations under which we examine US patent applications. The USPTO and the Patent Office Professional Association (POPA) have been working together on agreements to handle...

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