LinuxDevices: Linux patent program finances "defensive publications"
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 12 Dec 2008 13:04
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
Defending against trolls and strategics - To limit bogus patent claims, Linux Defenders will finance and organize "defensive publications" that establish a body of new prior art by placing it into the public domain. Examiners can then use these publications to improve patent application screening, thereby theoretically leading to higher patent quality. Endorsed by the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), defensive publications are said to provide a form of preemptive disclosure that prevents other parties from obtaining a patent.
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