LINKS --Domestic, Foreign and Nuisance Patents Biotech

Marc Andelman drgonfly at ultranet.com
Sun May 17 21:34:29 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.

Thank you for all your links ( which I deleted). These are terrific.

I want to add that in the Japanese system , there is forced cross
licencing. Therefore, nusciance patents are less of a nusciance
in Japan.

I hope we do not come to that, however. Abuse of the patent system
by MIT's fraud and patent nusciance Lemmel has already forced changes in
patent law that hurt entrepreneurs. CIP's can no longer be strung
indefinitely. This was abused by Lemmel's submarine patent strategy,
so the law was changed. The new law hurt real entrepreneurs.

Marc Andelman

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