The Inventive Step and Cooperative Harmonization

Chapter from Intellectual Property In Common Law And Civil Law (Toshiko Takenaka, ed.) 2013

22 Pages Posted: 24 Sep 2014

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Amy L. Landers

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

Date Written: June 12, 2013

Abstract

This chapter considers that worldwide patent harmonization on the inventive step requirement (non obviousness) is a distant (and not altogether desirable) probability. Nonetheless, the current harmonization efforts that are occurring on the administrative level may do more to bring harmonization to fruition as a practical matter than the more formal treaty-based mechanisms.

Keywords: Patent, International Intellectual Property

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Landers, Amy L., The Inventive Step and Cooperative Harmonization (June 12, 2013). Chapter from Intellectual Property In Common Law And Civil Law (Toshiko Takenaka, ed.) 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2500167

Amy L. Landers (Contact Author)

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law ( email )

3320 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

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