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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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Important
Instructions
for: Duplication,
Distribution, Use of
Information


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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    On April 9th, 1992, "BILL H.R. 4978", "The Patent System Harmonization Act of 1992" was introduced in the House of Representatives. The first and most crucial joint meeting between the House and the Senate Subcommittees takes place Thursday, April 30, 1992 with only multi-national corporations represented; and no small businesses, universities, independent inventors represented

    URGENT:
    TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE. IF THE SMALLER BUSINESSES AND INVENTORS DO NOT VIGOROUSLY EXERCISE THEIR RIGHTS NOW, THEIR TRAGIC DEMISE IS EXTREMELY LIKELY."
    Admonition received from high official. Name withheld by request.

    TAKE INSTANT ACTION AND LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD NOW! PLEASE READ ENCLOSED INSTRUCTIONS NOW!

      "The First Amendment forbids Congress from passing any laws limiting our freedom to petition the government.

      Our government is one by the people and for the people. It is not meant to be a self-contained system. Legislators cannot make up their minds in a vacuum.

      If those governed - whether individuals or businesses - do not state their demands to those they elect and whose salaries they pay, they have only themselves to blame when undemocratic decisions are made by a democratic institution.
    Quoted from "Entrepreneurial Woman" Magazine, Jan/Feb 1992 "Taking Issue - Your Voice Counts" by Janet Harris Lange, co-owner of Branet Investments, Inc. in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is also president of National Association of Women Business Owners.

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