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David Segal

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198804079

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198804079.001.0001

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Patents, Patent Trolls and Intellectual Property

Patents, Patent Trolls and Intellectual Property

(p.93) 11 Patents, Patent Trolls and Intellectual Property
Materials for the 21st Century

David Segal

Oxford University Press

Chapter 11 gives an outline of intellectual property, in particular patents. The structure of patent documents is described. The use of patents literature as a source of technical conformation is stressed. The significance of non-practicing entities or patent trolls in lawsuits is highlighted. The effect on the sale of generic drugs when a patent lapses is discussed.

Keywords:   intellectual property, patents, generic drugs, non-practicing entities, patent trolls

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