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M. Bruce Harper
Historically, the United States
has been a first-to-invent jurisdiction. A diligent inventor that
applied for a U.S. patent might be able to assert superior rights over a
subsequent inventor, even if the subsequent inventor was the first to
file a U.S. patent...