Journal Article

The US ‘safe harbour’ for research—some loose ends tightened

Norman Klix and Hidero Niioka

in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice

Volume 1, issue 1, pages 9-11
Published in print November 2005 | ISSN: 1747-1532
Published online November 2005 | e-ISSN: 1747-1540 | DOI:
The US ‘safe harbour’ for research—some loose ends tightened

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In a unanimous decision the US Supreme Court has held that the Federal Circuit Court construed the ‘safe harbour’ exemption in 35 USC §271(e)(1) too narrowly in holding that Merck's research activities did not qualify for protection.

Journal Article.  1476 words. 

Subjects: Arbitration ; Intellectual Property Law

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