Congratulations on Your Hallucinations: Why the PTO's 1992 Amendment to Section 1.56 is Irrelevant to Inequitable Conduct

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David C. Hricik

Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law

Seth Trimble

Mercer University

Date Written: April 13, 2009

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Hricik, David C. and Trimble, Seth, Congratulations on Your Hallucinations: Why the PTO's 1992 Amendment to Section 1.56 is Irrelevant to Inequitable Conduct (April 13, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2424501 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2424501

David C. Hricik (Contact Author)

Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law ( email )

1021 Georgia Ave
Macon, GA 31207-0001
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Seth Trimble

Mercer University

1400 Coleman Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30341-4155
United States

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