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SPECIAL SUMMARY REPORT

THE GREAT DEBATE

FIRST-TO-INVENT vs. FIRST-TO-FILE

and the

INTERNATIONAL HARMONIZATION TREATY





TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Introduction

I.
Credits


II.
Foreword


III.
WSJ Article


IV.
Synopsis-Europe
Legislation


V.
Synopsis-U.S.
Legislation


VI.
Key Questions
#1 / #2 / #3 / #4
#5 / #6 / #7 / #8
#9 / #10 / #11 / #12 #13 / #14 / #15

VII.
Arguments & Rebuttals
At-A-Glance


VIII.
Closing Comments &
Recommendations


IX.
Notes



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  • INTRODUCTION

    In Ned Conley's essay "First-to-Invent: A Superior System for the United States", he explains:

    "After lying dormant for 25 years, the "First-to-File" idea has again come forth, this time as a part of a plan for the international harmonization of patent laws.

    "Although the Patent and Trademark Office supported this changes 25 years ago, the proposal drew widespread opposition from representatives of industry, small business, individual inventors, and legal associations."

    As a result, the proposal was soundly defeated."

    The conversion of the U.S. patent system to harmonize with the rest of the world's "First-to-File" system needs to be looked at and studied by every individual who is concerned with how it might affect our country's future."

    Due to the complex nature of the subject matter, this report has been designed in the form of questions and answers. Developed through many months of through research, this information focuses on the main points of the issues so that you can evaluate it from both sides - benefits and disadvantages.

    We hope that this will assist you in making an intelligent decision on what stand or position you will take. We ask you to please review and reflect on each question and answer. Some questions will be left unanswered so that you can draw your own conclusions.

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