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The Race to the Patent Office Is On

Now that the U.S. is operating under the “first-inventor-to-file” (FITF) system, timely patent filing action must sit at the forefront of an inventor’s mind--AND bcome a part of new filing procedures for companies. Gone are the days of not filing on a product until it is completely developed. BONEZONE author John Boger shares quick tips to consider in dealing with the new FITF system.

#1: File a provisional application early in the development process of an invention. This will protect your date and eliminate possible intervening filings or inadvertent disclosures.

For tips #2 to #5, read the full article online now.