NISCAIR Online Periodicals Repository

Research Journals >
Journal of Intellectual Property Rights (JIPR) >
JIPR Vol.12 [2007] >
JIPR Vol.12(1) [January 2007] >

Title: Patent Systems: More Easily Faulted Than Fixed
Authors: Field, Thomas G, Jr
Keywords: Innovation
Patent critics
Patent reform
Invalid patents
Patent examination cost
Patent litigation cost
Patent courts
Comparative roles of judge and juror
Patent infringement
Patent remedies
Patent thicket
Patent troll
Doctrine of equivalents
Issue Date: Jan-2007
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: The US patent system has been the subject of three recent, generally critical studies. One, particularly uncomplimentary, primarily faults a changed source of funds for patent examination and creation of a court that, aside from the Supreme Court, has exclusive jurisdiction to consider patent appeals, both administrative and judicial. This paper explains why neither criticism is well taken. It also analyses reactions of the US Congress and Supreme Court to allegedly new problems caused by so-called patent thickets and patent trolls.
Page(s): 129-141
ISSN: 0971-5544
Source:JIPR Vol.12(1) [January 2007]

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
JIPR 12(1) (2007) 129-141.pdf131.6 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
 Current Page Visits: 764 
Recommend this item


Online Submission of Articles |  NISCAIR Website |  National Knowledge Resources Consortium |  Contact us |  Feedback

Disclaimer: NISCAIR assumes no responsibility for the statements and opinions advanced by contributors. The editorial staff in its work of examining papers received for publication is helped, in an honorary capacity, by many distinguished engineers and scientists.

CC License Except where otherwise noted, the Articles on this site are licensed under Creative Commons License: CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India

Copyright © 2015 The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi. All rights reserved.

Powered by DSpace Copyright © 2002-2007 MIT and Hewlett-Packard | Compliant to OAI-PMH V 2.0

Home Page Total Visits: 161957 since 01-Sep-2015  Last updated on 21-Jun-2016Webmaster: