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 &
WHAT DOES THE U.S. CONSTITUTION STATE IN REGARDS TO THE TRUE INVENTOR'S INALIENABLE RIGHT TO RECEIVE A PATENT (EXCLUSIVE FRANCHISE RIGHTS) TO COMMERCIALLY EXPLOIT HIS IDEA EXCLUSIVELY FOR A SPECIFIED LENGTH OF TIME?
On April 10, 1790, George Washington signed the first patent bill, which for the first time in the history of the world, recognized the inherent right of an inventor to exclusively exploit his invention in the Patent Act of 1790.
Our forefather's encouraging attitude towards inventors was expressed by Thomas Jefferson when he stated,