February 8, 2013

“March Madness: Patent Firm Readies for Reforms Coming Next Month,” Detroit Legal News, February 8, 2013

“The new law now makes the first to win the race to the Patent Office as the winner,” says Monte Falcoff, a patent lawyer and principal at Harness, Dickey & Pierce in Troy, who represents large, medium and small U.S. and foreign companies and universities in a wide range of technical areas. “The unfortunate part is that this will cause more conceptual inventions to be filed in patent applications which will hinder a significant objective of the U.S. patent system: to publicly disseminate enabling technical knowledge. But this does harmonize the U.S. laws closer to those of most foreign countries, for better or worse.”

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