As Acting Chief Counsel in the Office of Advocacy at the U.S. Small Business Administration, (SBA), Ms. Rodgers advances the views, concerns and interests of small business before Congress, the...
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Office of Advocacy
The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA) instructed the Office of Advocacy to study the economic outcomes of the shift from a first-to-invent system (FTI) to a first-inventor-to-file (FITF) system. In the absence of robust patent licensing data, the study strives to report the outcomes by looking into stock market prices at different times during the legislative process, analyzing changes in venture capital funding, and using Canada’s experience post-change to a FITF system as a case study.