Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Forgetting the patent grant rate debate?

In passing, note the following article, which criticizes the approach of Quillen and Webster to patent grant rate without actually mentioning Quillen or Webster.

Patents, Nanotechnology and the US Patent Office

See also Statistical Musings which managed to ignore all past discussion of the patent grant rate debate.

HOWEVER, see text in Bronzino's Tissue Engineering, which cites to "Things are not always what they seem to be," which appeared in IPT two years BEFORE Statistical Musings. [See also IPT, Aug. 2007]

Ironically, even after the failings of the Quillen and Webster assertion are forgotten, the Quillen/Webster legacy lives on in the form of the "patent quality" debate. And some people still cite the work of Jan-Hendrik Schon.


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