New US patent law comes into effect Spring 2013. How does this effect creativity?

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The rules for filing a US patent will change this spring. They will honour inventors who are first to file, rather than those first to invent. see Leahy-Smith America Invents Act Implementation.

Today’s Questions

  • What do you like about this change?
  • What future positive potentials are presented because of this?
  • In what ways might this will influence the creativity of big business or/and entrepreneurs?
  • What does each industry stand to gain and lose? Tech, pharma, consumer goods, etc?
  • What effect might this have on business schools? Science schools?
  • Do you feel that entrepreneurship will take on a new flavour, direction?  How so?
  • What new business ideas emerge for you knowing these rules are about to change?


Marci Segal, Freeing leaders’ thinking so they can create new futures.

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