I'm going to need someone to point out why moving from "invented first" to "filed first" is a good thing?
Surely that simply means that if you are 'attacked' by an aggressive litigator, showing prior art (even if it was work you did) stops being possible?
Might be missing the point here, but it doesn't read like a good change to me. If anything it makes things worse, because it puts people in the position of "wow, I invented this but I _have_ to patent it otherwise someone else might file first and sue me for my own invention"
Anyone care to clarify?
Anon cos I'm ill and am quite possibly missing the obvious.
Paris cos I'm ill and need the boost!