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World Intellectual Property Organization is Seeking a Senior Director, PCT Legal and International Affairs Department, Patents and Technology Sector

IP Watchdog

This Department is responsible for the development of policies and the provision of strategic direction to preserve and strengthen the role of the PCT as the central node in the international patent system, and to support the PCT system stakeholders, including Member States (receiving Offices, International Searching and Preliminary Examining Authorities, (..)

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Understanding the First-to-File Rule

Larson & Larson

With the current changes, it is easier and simpler for the USPTO to determine the inventor who has priority for a patent. In addition, the current rules are in line with international patent systems. As noted earlier, the patent application process is complex.