SPECIAL SUMMARY REPORT
THE GREAT DEBATE
FIRST-TO-INVENT vs. FIRST-TO-FILE
INTERNATIONAL HARMONIZATION TREATY
Distribution, Use of
#5 / #6 / #7 / #8
#9 / #10 / #11 / #12 #13 / #14 / #15
Arguments & Rebuttals
Closing Comments &
This report represents a compilation and summary of the following works. Phrases in quotes are the exact words of the authors. Additional sources are referenced in footnotes.
"Fleecing the Golden Fleece" (and other articles)
"First-to-Invent: A Superior System for the United States"
by NED L. CONLEY
Published in the St. Mary's Law Journal, Volume 22, Number 3
Mr. Conley is the senior member of Conley, Rose & Tayon specializing in litigation. Mr. Conley has taken the lead in a number of nationally publicized cases before trial and appellate courts as well as the United States Supreme Court, and is a widely-known lecturer and author in the intellectual property field of law.
"Issue Alert-Innovation in Small Firms" July 1986
Published by the U.S. Small Business Administration
Provided by WILLIAM K. SCHEIRER
(along with other special reports and data)
Mr. Scheirer is an Economist of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy, and for the past 11 years has researched, compiled and written many reports on key issues of concern to small businesses and U.S. innovation.
"A Bill to promote the Patent System"
by B. EDWARD SHLESINGER, JR.
(U.S. Constitution and historical excerpts have been compiled from Mr. Shlesinger.)
Mr. Shlesinger, partner in the firm Shlesinger, Arkwright & Garvey in Virginia, is a holder of 118 U.S. patents, author of several books and video tape programs on inventing, and the first recipient to be awarded the "Donald J. Quigg Excellence in Education Award" by the Patent and Trademark Office Society in recognition of his outstanding efforts to foster America's future innovators through PROJECT XL, 1990.
Special thanks for other information and data provided by:
DON G. COSTAR
Mr. Costar is the founder of the Nevada Inventors Association, and Editor of The Nevada Inventor.
Publisher & Editor
Stephen Paul Gnass
Karen V. Doulac
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