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
Date Written: June 12, 2013
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
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