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Oct 24, 2012

U.S. "First to File" Patent System and Strategic Use of Provisional Patent Applications for Small Businesses

By: Jeffrey D. Peterson On March 16, 2013, the United States will transition to a "first to file" system for filing patent applications. Instead of awarding a patent to the first person to invent an item, the U.S. will award patents to the first person to file a patent application on the invention. The shift […]
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