Duhaime's Law Dictionary


Antedate Definition:

To date back; retroactively.

Related Terms: Nunc Pro Tunc

To date a document to a time before it was actually written or signed.

In patent law, a strategy of some limited protection involves preparing an affidavit on an early date in an effort to antedate the application of any interfering application for a patent on the same subject matter.

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