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Patent examiners more likely to approve marginal inventions when pressed for … – Phys.Org


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Patent examiners more likely to approve marginal inventions when pressed for
Phys.Org
The less time patent examiners are given to review an application, the more likely they are to grant patent protection to inventions 'on the margin,' says a study co-authored by Melissa Wasserman, the Richard and Anne Stockton Faculty Scholar and
China's int'l patent applications jumpPeople’s Daily Online
Slashdot: Every Day Is Goof-Off-At-Work Day At the US Patent and Trademark NewsFactor Network
Patent office filters out worst telework abuses in report to its watchdogWashington Post

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Government Secrecy Orders on Patents Have Stifled More Than 5000 Inventions – Wired


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Government Secrecy Orders on Patents Have Stifled More Than 5000 Inventions
Wired
The Department of Defense concluded that his invention could be a national security threat in the wrong hands and slapped Gold's patent application with a so-called “secrecy order” in 2002, which prevented him from discussing the technology with anyone.
A Fresh Look at Invention SecrecySecrecy News (blog)

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Wi-fi, dual-flush loos and eight more Australian inventions – BBC News


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Wi-fi, dual-flush loos and eight more Australian inventions
BBC News
Australians are perhaps more famed for their sporting feats than for their technological innovation. But a new children's book, Australia's Greatest Inventions and Innovations, by Christopher Cheng and Lindsay Knight, aims to change that. Here are 10

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Inventions take more than ‘Eureka!’ moment – Suburban Life Publications

Inventions take more than 'Eureka!' moment
Suburban Life Publications
Editor's Note: Due to a production error, the following story did not appear in full in your town's local newspaper. The complete version can be read below. Admittedly, it was an unlikely place for inspiration to strike — a water balloon fight at a

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