LINKS --Domestic, Foreign and Nuisance Patents Biotech

react at ix.netcom.com react at ix.netcom.com
Mon May 18 06:28:27 EST 1998

Material Fellow wrote:
> react at ix.netcom.com wrote:
> > Nuisance patent filing, by the way, is a common strategy employed by
> > nearly every patenting organization.
> >
> >
> In fact, I remember reading articles that the Japanese are masters at
> this.  They will file patents around any outside original idea, and try
> to dilute and wear down the will of the outsider.  This is, of course,
> on their home ground.

Thanks for the resources.  The term I typically hear is 'defensive
patents', i.e. have so much garbage to wade through before getting to
the important patents that would-be patent crooks give up and go home. 
It's the other side of the coin.


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