By now, most patent practitioners have a fairly sophisticated understanding of the “new” (five year old) patent law, the Leahy Smith America Invent Act.  Everyone knows that it is very important to be first-to-file.

Filing Faster, but How?  What’s missing is a debunking of antiquated requirements and practice at the PTO, which is summarized in Top Ten Patent Drafting Myths (attached), part of a monograph, FIRST TO FILE PATENT DRAFTING:  A PRACTITIONER’S GUIDE.

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Regards,
Hal