New rules in the great patent race
Mid-1992 has seen the introduction of legislation in Congress which would change patent law that has held for more than 200 years, giving patent rights to the first filer rather than first inventor. The proposed law would harmonize US patent law with that which obtains in the rest of the world. Independent inventors would still be protected because if they can prove that the first-to-file learned of an invention from them, then the first-to-file will not be entitled to a patent. The 'prior user rights' provision also protects first inventors.
Publication Name: The National Law Journal
Removing the 'fuel of interest' from the 'fire of genius': law and the employee-inventor, 1830-1930
Employees held more rights to inventions they created while working for a company in the 19th century than they did as the 20th century evolved. The progression from 1830 to 1930 went from employees retaining rights to their inventions, to employees sharing rights with employers, to employers owning the rights to employee inventions. Once the judicial concept of employees changed from people who were talented inventors to those who were laborers for a company, the ownership rights to employee inventions were reduced.
Publication Name: University of Chicago Law Review
The common law invention in its original form
The author explores the common law history of patent law and the meaning of inventions, with the aim of providing insight into the British Statute of Monopolies 1623.
Publication Name: Intellectual Property Quarterly
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