Definition of patent priority date

U.S. Becomes “First-to-File” Country for Patents on March 16, 2013 – Consider Strategic Action Now  April 18, 2017 – 10:38 pm
its patent priority date

On March 16, 2013, the United States will become a “first-to-file” country for determining the rights of different inventors competing for a patent covering the same invention.  This is part of the recent “America Invents Act” (AIA).  To best preserve your rights, consider filing new applications and continuation applications before this deadline.

 Until now, the U.S. has been the only “first-to-invent” country.  When two inventors filed patent applications covering the same invention, the patent was given to the inventor who could prove he conceived the invention first.  From March 16th and onward, the patent will be granted to the inventor who files a patent application first.  This will be a “race to the Patent Office.” Inventors will lose the chance to get patent rights by showing they were the first to invent.

 The “first-to-invent” system has advantages over the new “first-to-file” system.  It is usually better to have the option of proving earlier inventorship than relying on the date a patent application was filed.  To preserve the “first-to-invent” advantages for as long as possible, we recommend filing new and continuation applications for significant inventions in your pipeline before March 16, 2013.

Here are some points to consider.

Source: Virginia IP Law

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If STUPID were a crime....

I'll allow the audience to form their own opinions.
Ignorance, can be cured thru education (omg,almost typoed), experience, and
even in some cases from critical self-examination.
Some people say that the definition of CRAZY is doing the
same thing over, and over, expecting different results?
I think that definition applies to stupid, too.
Definitions of stupid on the Web:
lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity
a person who is not very bright; "The economy, stupid!"
stupidity - a poor ability to understand or to profit from experience < -- this 1
stupidity - The property of being stupid; An act that is stupid; Obstinacy

Oh yes there is such a thing as a patent

Indeed, this is a very controversial issue right now, touching on the definition of intellectual property rights, indigenous people's rights, foreign relations between western industrial nations and the rest of the world, and international patent law itself.
If Harvard university can patent a mouse, why do you not believe there is such a thing as a food patent?
I do not just mean the...ompanies like Coca-Cola or Hersey's would have been out of business a hundred years ago if anyone could go to the patent office and get their secret formula.
Any more fallacies, misunderstandings, or bonehead assumptions you'd like me to clear up for you, Mr. PickleProduct

Ya got me

BUT,
The actus reus of theft is usually defined as an unauthorized taking, keeping or using of another's property which must be accompanied by a mens rea of dishonesty and/or the intent to permanently deprive the owner or the person with rightful possession of that property or its use.
In this case, it deprives the author of recgonition and/or compensation for the use of his product...ellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) requires that signatory countries establish criminal procedures and penalties in cases of "willful trademark counterfeiting or copyright piracy on a commercial scale".
So it is a CRIMINAL ACT, not just a civil matter. While it may not be THEFT under the absolute definition, it is depriving the author of his due, and not many courts would split those hairs.

Props to Intellectual Property  — E-Commerce Times
Let's estimate this using the most inclusive definition of intellectual property: patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, customer lists, business know-how, and other secret sauce. Relationship to Market Capitalization. An oft-cited statistic …

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