Friday, August 10, 2007

Gold-plating patents: been there, proposed that...

One of the IP blogs has a post about the presumption of validity and the so-called gold-plating of patents.

Lemley et al. discussed this in Lemley, Mark A., Lichtman, Douglas Gary and Sampat, Bhaven N., "What to do About Bad Patents" . Regulation, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 10-13, Winter 2005-2006 Available at SSRN:

See also IPBiz post of 14 Dec. 2005:

Note also the text:

In addition, Stanford Law School Professor Mark Lemley has submitted a proposal that would simultaneously weaken the presumption of validity for existing patents and then allow inventors to “gold-plate” patents by submitting them to more extensive review. All of these proposals are complementary to CPR [Community Patent Review, ie peer-to-patent], and some would even be enhanced by the additional information provided by its database.

which appears at:


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