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The First Inventor Defense Act of 1999 details the first inventor defense. See 35 USCA § 273(a)(3). If a suit alleges an infringement of a business method patent, an affirmative defense to the charge can be shown by facts that the defendant was using the business method commercially for at least a year before the patent application was filed by the plaintiff.

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