'New Physics' Finds a Haven at the Patent Office

@article{Voss1999NewPF,
  title={'New Physics' Finds a Haven at the Patent Office},
  author={David Voss},
  journal={Science},
  year={1999},
  volume={284},
  pages={1252 - 1254}
}
  • D. Voss
  • Published 21 May 1999
  • Physics
  • Science
SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITYDozens of recent patents have been awarded for devices that invoke principles outside accepted science, such as exotic nuclear physics and psychic forces, offering what some onlookers see as a disturbing window on the patent process. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is hiring at a frantic pace to keep up with the 8% annual increase in patent applications. The result, in some cases, is inspectors who have little experience--or are themselves devotees of fringe technology… 
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