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First to file and first to invent

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First to file (FTF) and first to invent (FTI) are legal concepts that define who has the right to the grant of a patent for an invention. [1]

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Copyright Clause

The Copyright Clause (also known as the Intellectual Property Clause, Copyright and Patent Clause, or the Progress Clause) describes an enumerated power listed in the United States Constitution (Article I, Section 8, Clause 8).

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European Patent Office

The European Patent Office (EPO) is one of the two organs of the European Patent Organisation (EPOrg), the other being the Administrative Council.

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Glossary of patent law terms

This is a list of legal terms relating to patents.

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is a professional association with its corporate office in New York City and its operations center in Piscataway, New Jersey.

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Interference proceeding

An interference proceeding, also known as a priority contest, is an inter partes proceeding to determine the priority issues of multiple patent applications.

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Invention

An invention is a unique or novel device, method, composition or process.

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Inventor's notebook

An inventor's notebook is used by inventors, scientists and engineers to record their ideas, invention process, experimental tests and results and observations.

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Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011.

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McGill University

McGill University is a public research university in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Mousetrap

A mousetrap is a specialised type of animal trap designed primarily to catch and, usually, kill mice.

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Patent

A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state or intergovernmental organization to an inventor or assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for detailed public disclosure of an invention.

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Prima facie

Prima facie is a Latin expression meaning on its first encounter or at first sight.

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Reduction to practice

In United States patent law, the reduction to practice is the step in the formation of an invention beyond the conception thereof.

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Submarine patent

A submarine patent is a patent whose issuance and publication are intentionally delayed by the applicant for a long time, which can be several years, or a decade.

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United States House Committee on the Judiciary

The U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, also called the House Judiciary Committee, is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives.

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United States Patent and Trademark Office

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is an agency in the U.S. Department of Commerce that issues patents to inventors and businesses for their inventions, and trademark registration for product and intellectual property identification.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_to_file_and_first_to_invent

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