Oblon, Spivak's Richard Kelly is quoted in a recent news article regarding the impact of the new patent reform bill. Mr. Kelly commented that most large corporations and entrepreneurial high-tech organizations are already wired to file patents as quickly as possible. “Fundamentally, the U.S. is just one slice of major world markets. Active patent filers in the U.S. know not to risk the loss of patent rights in other countries or diminish the value of their patents by delaying U.S. filings. Further, in cases involving a dispute between two parties regarding who was first to invent, the party who was first to file usually wins anyway.”
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