This volume assembles papers commissioned by the National Research CouncilAs Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy (STEP) to inform judgments about the significant institutional and policy changes in the patent system made over the past two decades. The chapters fall into three areas. The first four chapters consider the determinants and effects of changes in patent Aquality.A Quality refers to whether patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) meet the statutory standards of patentability, including novelty, nonobviousness, and utility. The fifth and sixth chapters consider the growth in patent litigation, which may itself be a function of changes in the quality of contested patents. The final three chapters explore controversies associated with the extension of patents into new domains of technology, including biomedicine, software, and business methods.We call a patent-owning company alisteda if we are able to identify it as having a Standard and Poora#39;s CUSIP code at that time.9 Unlisted ... Case Type: We manually matched the owner of each litigated patent to the appropriate party in the suit (plaintiff, defendant, neither). ... This allows us to construct a measure of the size of an ownera#39;s patent portfolio, as it looks around the application date of 8A smallanbsp;...
|Title||:||Patents in the Knowledge-Based Economy|
|Author||:||Committee on Intellectual Property Rights in the Knowledge-Based Economy, National Research Council, Policy and Global Affairs, Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy|
|Publisher||:||National Academies Press - 2003-08-11|