First to File Vs First to InventJanuary 25th, 2008 — admin
First to File System is one system where all rights are owned by the first person who files a patent application for an invention. Most number of the countries are using this system.
First to Invent System is one system where all rights are owned by the first inventor. This system is generally used by US Patent system. The inventor conceives of an invention and diligently reduces the invention to practice (by filing a patent application, by practicing the invention, etc), the inventor’s date of invention will be the date of conception.