The Constitutionality of Awarding Patents to Inventors Who Are the First to Seek Them

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Williams Mullen: Planning for the First to File

Editor 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...