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16
Mar

USA moves to ‘First-Inventor-To-File’ Patent System.

The United States has long used a “first-to-invent” patent system which gave protection to inventors by allowing the date of the invention to trump the date of filing a patent application in determining patent rights.  However, that has now changed due to the America Invents Act (AIA), a sweeping patent reform bill signed into law by President Obama in September 2011.

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