- Be very afraid when a member of Congress announces that a major reason to reform the U.S. patent system is that no one else in the world does it like us.
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The United States stands alone among nations that grant patents in giving priority for a patent to the first inventor, as opposed to the first to file a patent application for a claimed invention, Leahy wrote. The result is a lack of international consistency, and a complex and costly system in the United States to determine inventors' rights.
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such as ours, the consequences - greater bureaucracy, inability to rely on valid patents, weakened protections against infringement, and a decreased access to capital - would be devastating. The harm to investment in tomorrow's technologies would be felt immediately, and would hurt U.S. competitiveness for years to come, they continued.
Do no harm
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