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07/09/10
Patents in Chemistry. Reform topics
Filed under: Legal matters
Posted by: site admin @ 11:49 am

Several pieces of current items relating to patents
have a bearing from both academic and industrial
perspectives.

Interestingly, Andy Gilicinski authored an article
on patent reform that selectively touches on
issues.  It is pertinent that we get broader
exposure to the innovation encouragement and
proprietary know how protection system that
has developers of new ideas, developers of
practically useful devices and patent trollers for
litigation purposes as users.

Because it is complicated with house and senate
versions and also has a significant international
factor, he had to simplify bullets in the article.
Will it be done all at once or incrementally over
time? 

As in the financial reform legislation it will not be
perfect for all parties, here is some quick items
perhaps not mentioned by Andy:

speed of patent process (facilitated by higher
    fees)  1 
obvious inventions are not patentable  2 
patents should have practical outcomes and
    benefits  3 
copyrights   4 
winners and losers remorse in legislation  5 

There is much more to this topic.

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