Do Patents Perform Like Property?
- Who owns the invention? Brewer, Peter L. // Tennessee Bar Journal;Apr2006, Vol. 42 Issue 4, p22
The article examines the legal issues regarding ownership of inventions in the United States. A patent may be issued for any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or any new and useful improvement thereof. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) is authorized to grant and issue...
- Patents: What Every Inventor Needs to Know. Chaudry, Aliya // PT: Magazine of Physical Therapy;Jul2005, Vol. 13 Issue 7, p48
Focuses on the qualities of an invention or discovery qualified to obtain a patent in the U.S. Elements classifying the invention to be novel; Characteristics or differences for an invention to be regarded as non-obvious; Usefulness of the invention or discovery.
- Asia is patently in the lead. O'Driscoll, Cath // ICIS Chemical Business;2/13/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 6, p41
The article reports that North East Asia continues to have the biggest growth rate in patent applications according to the World Intellectual Property Organisation. The applications for patent in China rose by 43.7%. The growth in Japan reflects the rapidly expanding technological strength.
- NOELLE V. LEDERMAN. // Berkeley Technology Law Journal;Annual Review 2005, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p180
The article informs that the U.S. Federal Circuit held that in order for a priority filing date to apply to a subsequent claim for an antibody, the previous patent had to sufficiently describe the antigen to which the antibody has binding affinity. The court further held that no...
- THE LAYERS OF OBVIOUSNESS IN PATENT LAW. Fromer, Jeanne C. // Harvard Journal of Law & Technology;Fall2008, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p75
The article focuses on the nonobviousness doctrine in the context of patentability of the patent law. It mentions that an invention's patentability rests upon its assessment of the invention's concept and the simplification of a working model. It examines the doctrine's development and its...
- The coming US patent opposition. Apple, Ted // Nature Biotechnology;Feb2005, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p245
The article informs that features of a US post-grant patent opposition system are now being determined. The US Patent and Trademark Office is charged with ensuring that inventions claimed in issued patents meet the statutory requirements for patentability; that is, an invention must be new...
- From Grain-sized Innovations to Triple-Test Patents in ASEAN. Van Lam, Ngo; Wattanapruttipaisan, Thitapha // ASEAN Economic Bulletin;Aug2005, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p117
Widely famous for its economic dynamism, ASEAN is not well known as a region of intellectual property creation. Patented assets owned by regional entities have remained very small in volume, notwithstanding the fast-paced, electronics-based transformation in regional production and trade from...
- Inventions. O'Brien, Anthony // Money (Australia Edition);Sep2003, p44
Provides financial tips on inventions. Ways to determine the originality of an idea or an invention; Important steps involved in patent application; Means to secure funding for a new business venture.
- THE TECHNOLOGICAL EDGE. Winston, Elizabeth I. // Akron Intellectual Property Journal;2012, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p361
To grant a patent to natural phenomena hinders innovation, taking back from the public that which the public has a right to possess. To deny a patent to man's manufacture undercuts the fundamental bargain of the patent system. All inventions, at their core, may be deemed natural, rendering it...