Chapter

The Gathering Storm

in The Patent Crisis and How the Courts Can Solve It

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780226080611
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226080635 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226080635.003.0001
The Gathering Storm

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This book shows that the courts are best situated to deal with the differences in patent policy, and indeed that they already have the tools to do so, provided they have the self-confidence to use them. It describes the wide variance in theories of the patent system, pointing out how neatly they map to the different needs and understandings of different industries. Significantly, it investigates the myriad ways in which the courts already treat innovation in different industries differently. The process of fleshing out the vision of a modular patent system is then reported. Additionally, it presents a conversation about how the patent system can best adapt to the diversity of the modern world. An overview of the chapters included in this book is finally given.

Keywords: patent policy; courts; patent system; innovation; industries; modern world

Chapter.  1636 words. 

Subjects: Intellectual Property Law

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