April 4, 2001

A seismic shift in patent law

Author: JT Smith

BusinessWeek: "For high-tech companies, obtaining a patent in the U.S.
has long resembled a game of tug-of-war. Inventors'
attorneys file sweeping claims, attempting to stake out
the broadest possible turf for new technology. And
examiners from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office try
to rein them in by demanding evidence or their
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