From: Jonathan Askin <>
Date: March 15, 2013 5:26:31 PM EDT

A team of Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy (BLIP) students and I are launching

3/15/13 In advance of America’s move tomorrow, March 16, from a “first-to-invent” to a “first-to-file” patent regime).  I thought you might find it blog-worthy or otherwise transmit to your community.  I’ve posted the announcement to the blog.

Our objective is to provide a platform for small innovators to post their ideas for the world before a well-heeled enterprise can file a patent on the same idea with the Patent Office.  One consequence of the move from “first to invent” to “first to file” is that it will likely be difficult for small inventors to beat larger enterprises to the patent office with their innovations.  First-to-Disclose is an effort to counterbalance the burden imposed on small inventors.

Info is available at

We’ll likely get some minor attention from the patent law community, but I hope the positive ramifications will resonate for years.
Prof. Jonathan Askin
Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic
Brooklyn Law School
One Boerum Place
Third Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11201


About Educational CyberPlayGround, Inc.®

Educational CyberPlayGround, Inc. strives to help Teachers, Parents, and Policy Makers Learn about: Music, Teaching, Internet, Technology, Literacy, Arts and Linguistics in the K12 classroom.
This entry was posted in NetHappenings and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.