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The peer-to-patent initiative : revitalizing patent examination with peer review

Fitzgerald, Brian F., McEniery, Benjamin J., & Webbink, Mark H. (2010) The peer-to-patent initiative : revitalizing patent examination with peer review. NCURA Magazine.

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Abstract

Every day we hear someone complain that this or that patent should not have been granted. People complain that the patent system is now a threat to existing business and innovation be- cause the patent office grants with alarming regularity patents for inventions that are neither novel nor non-obvious. People argue that the patent office cannot keep up with the job of examining the backlog of hundreds of thousands of patents and that, even if it could, the large volumes of prior art literature that need to be considered each time a patent application is received make the decision as to whether a patent should be granted or not a treacherous one.

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ID Code: 37275
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: patent, intellectual property, peer to patent, law, examination
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Intellectual Property Law (180115)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Law and Justice Research Centre
Copyright Owner: Copyright in the text is owned by Ben McEniery and Brian Fitzgerald
Deposited On: 27 Sep 2010 11:20
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 04:13

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