Using Global Dossier To Simplify USPTO Disclosure Duty

Law360 (August 9, 2019, 3:35 PM EDT) -- The United States is in a race to have the best patent system in the world, but the U.S. is running with a ball and chain tied to its ankle. That ball and chain is a duty of disclosure that is unnecessarily burdensome in its implementation. Patent applicants struggle to comply with this duty. Companies, particularly those with large international portfolios, spend a lot of money simply to meet the obligations of the duty and often find it difficult to get a U.S. patent to issue in a timely manner.

This ball and chain also frustrates a key goal of the...

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