Founder and Managing Partner, Frazier Healthcare Ventures
Chair, Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute; Co-director, Center for Physiological Proteomics, The Scripps Research Institute
Co-Founder and CEO, DNAnexus
Vice President for Research at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
The most fundamental change implemented by the America Invents Act enacted earlier this year is the transition from a “first to invent” system for awarding patents to a “first inventor to file” system. This change, effective 18 months after enactment, awards priority to the first inventor to file a patent application and eliminates the ability of a patentee to antedate prior art references by establishing an earlier invention date. The new system therefore creates an incentive to file patent applications as quickly as possible. Register online here.