Abanet: Tax Strategy Patenting Task Force
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 18 Jan 2008 19:02
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
Tax strategy patents are a part of business method patents, which have been growing in number since 1998, when the concept was approved by a federal circuit court. As of February, 2007, some 50 patents had been issued for tax-related advice, and over 80 such applications have been published. To be granted a patent, tax strategies must be considered novel, nonobvious and useful. Examiners at the Patent and Trademark Office, who are generally trained as engineers, make such determiniations by looking for prior art that is available to others.
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