First to File

First to File What is First-to-File? This means that the first person or entity that applies for a trade mark, will obtain registration and may prevent others from using it.  This person / entity will have the rights thereto, regardless of whether another have built...

America Invents Act

The new America Invents Act was signed into law by President Obama in September 2011. The U.S. will award patents to inventors from a first-to-invent basis to a first-to-file basis. The Patent Office will now be able to set its own fees and manage its own budget...