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Last chance to benefit from the first to invent principle!

19.02.2013

In one month, the transition period of the America Invents act will expire. This means that if you want to benefit from the first to invent principle, then your U.S. patent application should be filed before March 16, 2013.
 
First to file and first to invent are legal concepts that define who has the right to the grant of a patent for an invention. The first-to-file system is used in all countries except for the United States, which will switch to a first-to-file system on March 16, 2013 after the enactment of the America Invents Act.