Common terms under the 1952 Act and the America Invents Act The first-inventor-to-file (“FITF”) system under the America Invents Act (“AIA”) retains much of the verbiage used in the current Patent Act. For example, the FITF system retains terms such as “patented,” “printed publication,” “public use” and “on sale.” Under the FITF system, if the claimed invention was patented, … [Read more...]
First to file
The first to file rule dictates the inventor who first filed a patent application on the invention with the USPTO will be awarded the patent. Browse related articles below.
First-inventor-to-file system under the America Invents Act The America Invents Act (“AIA”) was signed into law on September 16, 2011, but different parts of the America Invents Act take effect at different times. The provisions transitioning the United States from a first-to-invent system to a first-inventor-to-file system become effective on March 16, 2013. However, acts … [Read more...]