Hacking through the Thicket : a Proposed Patent Pooling Solution to the Nanotechnology “ Building Block ” Patent Thicket Problem

  • Amber Rose Stiles
  • Published 2012

Abstract

Over-patenting and the issuance of overly-broad nanotechnology “building block” patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office have generated a densely enmeshed patent thicket that seems impossible to navigate. The nanotechnology “building block” patent thicket is preventing the commercialization of useful innovations. Collaborative effort to… (More)

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