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SPECIAL SUMMARY REPORT

THE GREAT DEBATE

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

and the

INTERNATIONAL HARMONIZATION TREATY





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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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  • IV. KEY QUESTIONS: #13 #14 #15

    Now that you've read to this point, following are three questions to help you reflect on and clarify what you've read.

    #13. IF THIS PROPOSED "FIRST-TO-FILE" SYSTEM HAD BEEN U.S. LAW -COULD IT HAVE IMPEDED ANY OF AMERICA'S MOST IMPORTANT INVENTIONS OR ENTREPRENEURIAL CONTRIBUTIONS?

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    #14. A. DO YOU BELIEVE THE U.S. BALANCE OF TRADE WILL BE IMPROVED BY A SYSTEM THAT IS BEING INSISTED UPON BY THE JAPANESE AND THE EUROPEANS?

    B. OR DO YOU BELIEVE THAT THE U.S. PATENT CHANGE WILL IMPROVE THE U.S. ECONOMY AND PROVIDE MORE JOBS TO AMERICANS AND INCREASE OUR GNP?


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    #15. DO YOU BELIEVE THAT CHANGING THE U.S. PATENT SYSTEM TO "FIRST-TO-FILE" IN ANY WAY MIGHT VIOLATE AN INDIVIDUAL'S RIGHT TO CREATE, DEVELOP AND BENEFIT FROM HIS OWN PRODUCTS AND INVENTIONS?

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