Publication of Application after 18 Months (Sec. 9)

Implements publication for all pending applications after 18 months.

The PIA Viewpoint

The measure exposes to the general public worldwide what is currently confidential, and therefore very valuable to the actual inventor. It provides an open avenue for unscrupulous entities to pirate, then market a valuable new innovation before the true inventor(s) can commercialize their innovation.

A much better solution is to have enough examiners to process all pending patents in an 18 month time frame.