Grace periods and patentability

Soames, Candi
April 2006
Nature Reviews Drug Discovery;Apr2006, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p275
Academic Journal
Recent patent case law has indicated that there is a trend for more experimental support in patent applications. However, having to publish such research could delay filing and undermine the novelty of the invention, whereas not publishing the work in a competitive research environment could allow other groups to publish first. This article highlights differences between the provisions in patent law in different countries that facilitate these seemingly conflicting requirements.


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