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Introduction

Marketa Trimble

in Global Patents

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780199840687
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199933013 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199840687.003.0007
Introduction

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This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the fragmented patent system and the threats these pose to inventors. It then sets out the purpose of the book, which is to analyzes the various challenges extant in both obtaining and enforcing patents in multiple protecting countries, and pursuing enforcement against those who exploit inventions outside protecting countries. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords: patent; system; patent protection; patent law

Chapter.  3022 words. 

Subjects: Intellectual Property Law

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