Congratulations on Your Hallucinations: Why the PTO's 1992 Amendment to Section 1.56 is Irrelevant to Inequitable Conduct
13 Pages Posted: 14 Apr 2014
Date Written: April 13, 2009
This paper analyzes whether the U.S. patent office has statutory authority to alter the definition of materiality, or any element of the inequitable conduct defense. The paper concludes that the USPTO does not.
Keywords: ethics, patent law, inequitable conduct
JEL Classification: K41
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