Today, the United States Patent & Trademark Office published proposed rules for implementing the new first-inventor-to-file system for establishing priority to inventions. The America Invents Act changed the invention priority system in the United States from a first-to-invent to a first-to-file system. The new proposed Patent Office regulations and Patent Examiner Guidelines are intended to carry out the change in the law.
This proposed rules and the new priority system reinforce how important it is for inventors to file patent applications promptly. In this new race to the Patent Office, you don’t want to come in second. Talk to one of our registered patent attorneys about how we can help you establish priority to your invention.