Publications | 03/17/2014

Brooks Kushman Shareholder reviews first year of First-Inventor-to-File Patent System in Law360

Team Contact: Michael Turner

  • Patent Prosecution

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – In an article recently published by Law360, Brooks Kushman Shareholder Michael Turner discusses the lessons learned in implementing the First-Inventor-to-File (FITF) patent system, introduced in the United States March 16, 2013.

In the article “What We’ve Learned From The 1st Year Of 1st-To-File,” Turner reviews the FITF system as it relates to securing an early filing date, risks associated with racing to the patent office, and documentation of prior inventor activities for challenging rejections and for establishing a defense for potential patent infringement.

Turner`s practice is primarily focused on domestic and foreign patent prosecution. He is actively involved in post-grant proceedings and litigation support, coordinating efforts between the protection and enforcement of technologies before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

For more information regarding the FIFR patent system, please read the full article at “What We’ve Learned From The 1st Year Of 1st-To-File.”

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