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U.S. Patent Reform Deadline Leading to Massive Backlog

By Mari Serebrov
Washington Editor

Friday, August 24, 2012
The patent backlog at the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) is likely to get worse before it gets better, especially as the March 16, 2013, deadline approaches for switching from the current first-to-invent system to the new first-to-file process laid out in the America Invents Act (AIA).

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