Patent Harmonization Inconsistent With U.S. Culture

Law360, New York (April 13, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Thomas Jefferson was an avid inventor who began the United States’ policy of providing strong patent protection to inventors. Jefferson’s influence is found in the U.S. Constitution’s “invention clause” that allows promoting “the progress of science…by securing for limited times to...inventors the exclusive right to their…discoveries.”

This basic pronouncement began the U.S. tradition of providing patent protection that protects the inventor and the invention. The U.S. has evolved a unique set of patent laws that embody this tradition and protect the inventor. U.S. patent laws guarantee...
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