FirstToDisclose.org

 FirstToDisclose.org

From: Jonathan Askin <jonathan.askin@brooklaw.edu>
Date: March 15, 2013 5:26:31 PM EDT

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

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 www.BLIPclinic.org 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 www.firsttodisclose.org

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
Founder/Director
Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic
Brooklyn Law School
One Boerum Place
Third Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11201

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