Overview of Recent Changes and Comparison of Patent Regimes in the United States, Japan and Europe

@inproceedings{Martnez2004OverviewOR,
  title={Overview of Recent Changes and Comparison of Patent Regimes in the United States, Japan and Europe},
  author={Catalina Mart{\'i}nez and Dominique Guellec},
  year={2004}
}
Patent regimes have gone through important changes in the past two decades, most of them in the direction of ‘strengthening patent rights’, in the sense of reinforcing the exclusive rights conferred to patent holders and expanding their coverage. OECD countries have experienced an upward harmonisation of their patent regimes based on the view that easily enforceable patents and broader rights for patent holders are beneficial for innovation. Reforms have been mainly led by requirements set out… CONTINUE READING

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