By Matt Jones

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Senate yesterday passed a bill that would fundamentally shift the country's patent culture by converting to a first-to-file from a first-to-invent system, creating a post-grant review process, and essentially harmonizing the system with common international practices.

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