TITLE

THE FOURTEENTH ANNUAL HONORABLE HELEN WILSON NIES MEMORIAL LECTURE IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW: CAN THE PATENT OFFICE BE FIXED?

AUTHOR(S)
Lemley, Mark A.
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review;Jun2011, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p295
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the challenges faced by the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) on the issuance of dubious patents in the software and electronic commerce space in the U.S. It presents proposals which have a greater chance of addressing the problem of bad patents including changing examiner incentives, tiered review and the oppositions and adversarial evaluations. It concludes that it is appropriate to place some limits on the number and perhaps the timing of challenges to solve problem.
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67154634

 

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