This Comment illustrates that moving to a first-to-file system of patent priority would greatly benefit the biotechnology industry and the United States patent system. A first-to-file system would promote the innovative goals of the patent system by encouraging early public disclosure and providing greater certainty of protection.
Fraser Tiedemann, Whitney E.
"First-to-File: Promoting the Goals of the United States Patent System as Demonstrated Through the Biotechnology Industry,"
University of San Francisco Law Review: Vol. 41
, Article 6.
Available at: http://repository.usfca.edu/usflawreview/vol41/iss3/6