10 Things the PTO Can Do to Enhance Context-Based Patent Disclosure

21 Pages Posted: 12 Feb 2013

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Colleen V. Chien

Santa Clara University - School of Law; Stanford University - Department of Management Science & Engineering

Date Written: February 11, 2013

Abstract

The PTO held a roundtable and solicited comments on a proposal to require Real-Party-in-Interest disclosures in patents. Through this comment, which I submitted to the PTO, I support their efforts to elicit and disseminate ownership data by 1) explaining why ownership information, and context-information in particular, is so important to the core functions of the patent system of technology transfer and technology commercialization; 2) commending and suggesting several steps the PTO could take/continue to take to improve the quality, quantity, and dissemination of ownership information; and 3) providing an Appendix that summarizes each of the 17 comments that the PTO received in its 2011 Request for Comments on Eliciting More Complete Patent Assignment Information (“2011 RFC”), which the remainder of the comment draws from extensively.

Keywords: Patent, USPTO

Suggested Citation

Chien, Colleen V., 10 Things the PTO Can Do to Enhance Context-Based Patent Disclosure (February 11, 2013). Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 02-13, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2215128 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2215128

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