New Patent Laws Take Effect March 16

March 8 , 2013

Several significant changes in the nation’s patent laws will take place when the central provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act take effect March 16.  The biggest change is a shift from a “first-to-invent” emphasis to a “first-inventor-to-file” system, making the question of when to file even more critical.  Information on the changes can be found here:

For further information contact Julia Roberts at UCF’s Tech Transfer Office:,  407-882-1901.

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