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What is First to Invent?

AIA by Leahy-Smith managed to change the patent reforms. In a traditional sense, the first to invent approach awards patents to the first individual who invents an already claimed invention. Under first to invent, first-person gets the patent even if another inventor beats the first inventor later on. On the other hand, the first to file awards system prioritizes the submission of application “file” for a new invention.

Both systems have are cohesive towards a unified approach that secures the intellectual property. The essence of both patent systems is to support and promote innovation. The new patent approach, however, streamlines the process and makes it easier to reserve the rights of ownership.

First to Invent Attributes

Attributes of First to Invent include:

  • Attribute 1: Earlier invention of data
  • Attribute 2: Overcome previous issues
  • Attribute 3: Lower fees

Here is a detailed old article about the first to invent.

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