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

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Aug 142014
 

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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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Data Mining 200 Years of Patent Office Records To Reveal The Nature of Invention – MIT Technology Review

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Jun 172014
 

Data Mining 200 Years of Patent Office Records To Reveal The Nature of Invention
MIT Technology Review
There are work relies on data gathered by the US Patent Office, which uses an elaborate system of technology codes to classify the technologies responsible for an invention's novelty. Inventions that rely on a single technology have a single code. But

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Intel Wins First Round in Patent Fight That Threatens Chips (Susan Decker/Bloomberg)

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Dec 152012
 

Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
Intel Wins First Round in Patent Fight That Threatens Chips  —  Intel Corp. (INTC) won the first round of a patent-infringement case that some lawmakers said may threaten jobs at the company’s U.S. manufacturing plants.  —  The world’s largest semiconductor maker didn’t infringe the patents …

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How Entrepreneurs Can Thrive Under the “First-Inventor-to-File” Patent System – Forbes

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Dec 082012
 

How Entrepreneurs Can Thrive Under the "First-Inventor-to-File" Patent System
Forbes
In September 2011, President Obama signed the America Invents Act (AIA) into law. Under one of the most important provisions of the AIA, the longstanding first-to-invent patent system will be replaced with what is often called a first-inventor-to-file

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