[ODE] Quickstep and patents
ignacio.garcia at uv.es
Thu Jun 7 16:42:19 MST 2007
Jon Watte (ODE) escribió:
> Giel van Schijndel wrote:
>> As usual the US patent office does hardly any checking for prior art (sigh).
> This is an observation from the outside, though, but saying they do
> "hardly any checking for prior art" is patently false (pun intended).
As far as I konw, Spanish and European patents are quite easilly
accepted. A technical report is issued, with a list of 'related /
similar / very similiar' existing patents, but they are used only if a
claim is done that a patent should not be valid, once it is accepted.
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